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Anthony Bourdain's Food Market Delays Pier 57 Opening By Two Years

By Maya Rajamani | June 24, 2016 10:05am
 An artistic rendering of Bourdain Market.
An artistic rendering of Bourdain Market.
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CHELSEA — Anthony Bourdain fans who’d hoped to visit the celebrity chef’s international food market next year will have to wait a while longer.

Bourdain Market is now slated to open on Pier 57 in 2019 — two years later than it was originally expected to launch, Eater reported.

The market’s website and Instagram account have both changed the anticipated opening date to 2019, the outlet reported, although it wasn’t clear when the date change was posted.

A few weeks ago, Bourdain stood by the 2017 opening date in an interview with Adweek, but noted that the project was “a huge, huge, huge undertaking,” Eater reported.

Many of the more than 100 vendors he hopes to see set up shop at the market will be coming from abroad, which means “a lot of visas,” he told Adweek.

In December, Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved the $350 million project — which will include more than 480,000 square feet of space for tenants including the Bourdain Market and Google.

Bourdain Market did not immediately respond to request for comment about the new opening date.