You may not have a reason to go to Chelsea Market often, but if you’ve been sometime in the past month or so you’ve likely noticed something is different. And as a local, you may feel more inclined now to visit the space.
A part of the market that was hidden to the public as a storage area for the Manhattan Fruit Exchange has now opened with a staircase to the new venue, Chelsea Local. This market expansion of 13,000 square-feet will include the Manhattan Fruit Exchange,
a counter for Dickson’s Farmstand Meats,
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We're so excited to have Dickson's Farmstand Meat Counter @eatmeaty and Ronnybrook Farm Dairy @ronnybrookfarm in our new Chelsea Local cellar space! Whether you're after the best charcuterie in the city or small-batched yoghurt, you'll find it all here! 🐮#eatlocal #chelsealocal #shoplocal #chelseamarket
and several stands featuring vendors such as Heatonist and Saxelby Cheesemongers.
In a market that seems to be crawling with tourists, Chelsea Local was created as a space for locals to do their groceries.
Hopefully this new floor will ease the overcrowding that, from the moment you step into Chelsea Market, can feel incredibly overwhelming.
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