MANHATTAN — A sprawling indoor market is slated to open this fall along a stretch of Canal Street in the cross-section of SoHo, TriBeCa and Chinatown, bringing a smorgasbord of food and arts purveyors to the area year-round.
Canal Street Market will seek to cater to “young, energetic downtown creatives” by offering a “lifestyle experience” with its mix of culinary and retail vendors, who will soon hawk their wares in a 12,000-square-foot space between Broadway and Lafayette Street seven days a week, according to reps.
The market is being launched by real estate developer Philip Chong in an attempt to bring a modern take on the street market concept to a bustling corridor that remains “largely underserved,” according to a press release.
“It is an experience where locals and tourists alike can find convenient alternatives to traditional restaurants and retail outlets in a highly urbanized environment,” said Chong.
The retail portion of the market will launch Oct. 13, and will feature more than 27 artists including ceramics crafters Virginia Sin, Leibal Minimal Home Goods and Fox Fodder Farm Flowers.
And starting Nov. 1, visitors will be able to munch on edible offerings from more than 11 food and drink vendors, including new flavors from Korean eateries Korilla and Mokbar and other local favorites such as Davey’s Ice Cream and Boba Guy’s.
The space will also include a large seating area for dining, an indoor garden, a newsstand and coffee shop, and a 100-square-foot glass room occupied by an artist in residence as an observable work station.
Check out www.canalstreet.market for updates.