There are a few things we know about Anthony Bourdain's international food hall that's due to open in 2016: it will be in Manhattan, it will have a rooftop beer garden, and it will measure 100,000 square feet; yet its precise location has yet to be announced. In a city so squeezed for space, the food hall's massive size alonetwice as large as Eataly and three times the size of the newly-opened Le District in Brookfield Placeis enough to eliminate most locales, but a few suitable options have risen above the fray.
Foremost, our friends at Eater and a few astute commenters in our open thread have named the west side's Terminal Stores warehouse as a likely suitor. An image from a recent event in the building's legendary former Tunnel nightclub space, pointed to by Eater, bears an undeniable resemblance to the rendering by project designers Roman and Williams. The warehouse is just one block south of Hudson Yards and is in the midsts of a major makeover that has already wooed Uber to sign on for 1.2 million square feet. The Danny Meyer bar Porchlight opened in the building just a few weeks ago.
Other locales leading the threads include SuperPier, which will have a rumored 19,000-square-foot market (although, Eater wonders if perhaps Bourdain wrangled more space) and 3 World Trade Center, where the building's retail portion is expected earlier than its offices, which will open in 2018.
· Could This Be The Location of Anthony Bourdain's Giant Food Hall? [Eater]
· Where is Anthony Bourdain's 100,000-Square-Foot Food Hall [Curbed]