The food hall is negotiating to be located on a 250,000 square foot "SuperPier" jutting off West 15th St and onto the Hudson River.
Bourdain's business partner Stephen Werther and co-founder of the market presented more information on the market at the World Street Food Congress in Singapore last month.
We still don't know much, but here are some juicy details:
- The floor plan is "crazy-looking," divided into two sections: an "authentic hawker center" and a farmer's market. Blade Runner and back alleys in Tokyo are both inspirations.
- Food personality KF Seetoh is playing a major role and the market is a "collaboration with all the countries represented in the hawker's market."
- The hawker's market is meant to, and will be, "crowded and chaotic because that's what hawker centers should be."
- You will stand in line.
- There will be a 1,500 square-foot oyster bar, in a nod to NYC's rich history with the bivalve.
- There will also be butchers, a bakery, a tapas bar, a pastry shop, a tea shop and an outdoor beer garden with an "Asian flair."
Werther said the location and opening date would be announced later this month.