Astoria is about to become home to its own international food hall come fall.
According to Food & Beverage Magazine, EJ Stevens Group will be turning an 18,000-square-foot warehouse space at 34-39 31st Street into a foodie hot spot. The news of the food hall was originally released last year, but after delays in construction put a pause on the opening, it’ll be ready to open to the public in a few short months.
Called World Artisan Market, the new food hall will focus on bringing a diverse selection of cuisines to one place with a handful of restaurant leases already signed that will bring Scandinavian, Italian, Korean, Indian, French, American, Caribbean, African, Eastern European, and Middle Eastern flavors to the venue. As Eater notes, these restaurants (as of now) include: Sotto La Luna (an Italian restaurant and gelateria), and Elevenses Viennoiserie (a French-Scandinavian bakery), with a number of others in the works.
There are also plans for a potential microbrewery to open up in the new hall. The entire area will be broken down into 16,000-square-feet of interior space and 2,000-square-feet of outdoor dining space that’ll also feature live entertainment and even a beer garden. The venue will also include retail stores for shopping.
An exact opening date has not yet been announced.
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