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South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 will start opening this April

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ESPN will debut its new studio at the Howard Hughes development, followed by a host of restaurants later this year

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South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 will gradually start opening this April, the New York Post has learned. In October last year, news emerged that developer Howard Hughes Corporation had signed on ESPN to lease 19,000 square feet of space within the SHoP Architects-designed building.

Now the New York Post reports that ESPN will debut its studio at the building in April this year. The ESPN opening will be followed by the debut of the rooftop restaurant sometime this summer—there’s no word yet on who’s running that.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s 10,000-square-foot restaurant at Pier 17 will open in the fall, and will be followed by the opening of a Momofuku outpost. This new opening timeline for Pier 17 was accompanied by news that yet another celebrity chef was making his way to Pier 17.

Andrew Carmellini will take up over 11,000 square feet of space at Pier 17. The restaurant will be located either on the first floor or mezzanine level of the development, and is scheduled to open sometime next year.