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See the Sprawling Underground Market and Beer Hall Coming to the LES

By Allegra Hobbs | November 3, 2016 12:09pm | Updated on November 4, 2016 5:17pm
 Developers unveiled renderings of the Market Line, a sprawling underground market and beer garden spanning three blocks underneath Delancey Street.
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LOWER EAST SIDE — Developers have unveiled renderings of the sprawling subterranean market and beer hall slated to span three blocks underneath Delancey Street by mid-2018.

Images of the 150,000-square-foot Market Line, part of the nine-site mega-development Essex Crossing, show shoppers enjoying a spacious beer garden, a farmer's market and various retailers throughout the expansive underground retail space.

The space will be the new home of the Essex Street Market, as the market's current building is set to be replaced by a residential building associated with the Essex Crossing development. 

Though developers have not yet locked down retailers for the market, a rep confirmed they are in discussions with local vendors to sell their wares in the space.


The market will span three Delancey Street blocks between Essex and Clinton streets, beneath three of the $1.1 billion development's nine sites.

Altogether, Essex Crossing will bring 1,000 new apartments — half of which will be below market rate — and 750,000 square feet of commercial space, including a Trader Joe's. The entire project is slated for completion by 2024.

Luxury condos at 242 Broome St. hit the market in September, making them the development's first dwelling units to go on sale. Construction on the 14-story building, which includes a luxury bowling alley, gym and entertainment lounge, will wrap up by early 2018.