Eat and Drink TurnStyle Columbus Circle: Food hall and retail shops open in subway station By Georgia Kral Updated April 19, 2016 3:02 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Subway stations aren't usually associated with high-end coffee, artisan pizza or vegan food, but with the opening of TurnStyle at Columbus Circle, that's changing. The first of its kind and four years in the making, TurnStyle is a privately financed retail and food development. Susan Fine, the developer of TurnStyle, said the 30,000-square-foot project is a "prototype" that may influence future subway station developments in NYC. TurnStyle has a 30-year lease with the MTA, which owns the property. Fine isn't new to transforming transit hubs; in the 1990s she worked on turning Grand Central Terminal into the retail destination it is today. There are 20 eateries and 17 retail shops. Some are permanent and others are pop-ups. TurnStyle opens at 5 p.m. on April 19 and will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entrances are located on Eighth Avenue between 57th and 59th streets. Take a look around. Welcome to TurnStyle Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang There are seven entrances from the street and into the two and a half-block long subterranean shopping and eating development. More colorful entrances Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang Developer Susan Fine said the entrances to TurnStyle on the east side of Eighth Avenue at both 57th Street and 58th Street are the only orange subway entrances in the entire city. Here's where TurnStyle meets the station Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang Dylan's Candy Bar is located by the entrance to the subway station and the turnstyles. You don't need to swipe to shop and eat. Stock up on truffles Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang At the Swedish coffee shop FIKA, order a coffee or latte, a sandwich or some fancy chocolate truffles. Or get your juice fix Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang Popular Los Angeles-based juice bar Pressed Juicery has an outlet at TurnStyle. Order one juice or sign up for a cleanse. For lunch, taouk chicken from Semsom Photo Credit: Evan Sung Order up some contemporary Lebanese food at Semsom. Other food vendors include: Blossom du Jour (vegan), Bolivian Llama Party, Bosie Patisserie (teas, macaroons), By Suzette (crepes), Casa Toscana (gelato, Tuscan sandwiches), Ellary's Greens (vegetarian and vegan), Gastronomie491 (grocery and cafe), Georgia's Cafe (baked goods) and Greyston Bakery. The space is design-forward while retaining a subway vibe Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang Tiled tables are set up over tiled floors that developer Fine said are inspired by the Gustavino tiles found in Grand Central Terminal. TurnStyle is located on an old IRT concourse Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang Closed since 2009, the concourse between 57th and 59th streets is more than 100 years old, developer Susan Fine said. For TurnStyle, it was completely renovated by the firm Architecture Outfit, which used multiple local craftsmen's wares to help build out the space. Design elements from Red Hook Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang Stephen Nielson of Architecture Outfit hired Kammetal of Red Hook, Brooklyn to create the dark metal stencil designs and mirrors that line the ceiling of TurnStyle. 'Jumping the TurnStyle' Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang Live performances will be held at TurnStyle every day as part of a series called Jumping the TurnStyle, developer Fine said. Upcoming: Rodney James Duo (Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra) on April 20 at 3 p.m. and Robbie Lee Duo (Essentially Ellington) on April 23 at 3 p.m. Pick up a bottle on the way home Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang Kit's Underground Wine & Spirits offers a highly curated selection, and an entire table for wines $15 and under. Or something for your dog? Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang Stop at Dog & Co. for something special for your best friend. Other shops at TurnStyle: Arth (Japanese-made hats), Bombas (With each sock purchase, a pair of socks are donated), Cellairis (cellphone cases and repairs), Elma Blint (jewelry), Fab (pop-up shop featuring gifts and accessories), Flower Girl NYC, Lush (cosmetics, body products), Marc Tetro (art, prints), Project No. 8 (travel gifts), R. Nichols (gifts), SDV Designs (jewelry), Specs (sunglasses), Spectre & Co. (menswear), Studio Manhattan (leather accessories) and The New Stand (modern newsstand). TurnStyle is a new kind of shopping 'mall' Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang The designer said she wants TurnStyle to provide a "memorable shopping experience" for both tourists and New Yorkers. By Georgia Kral Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.