Step aside Eataly, the team behind Cipriani is opening a brand new Italian food hall on the Upper West Side.
The market will be part of the Waterline Square development by GID Development Group that’s rising between West 59th Street and 61st Street. Although the name of the market has not been released, there are a few things we do know.
It will be a 28,000-square-foot space that includes a Cipriani restaurant in addition to the market. According to the initial report by West Side Rag, the developers attended the Community Board 7 meeting last week and said the space would include:
- bellini bar
- cheese shop
- coffee bar
- fish monger
- gelato and pastry shop
- juice bar
- pasta lab
- pizza bar
- prepared foods shop
- produce stand
- raw bar
- rotisserie market
- salad shop
- full-service restaurant that’ll be similar to Bellini
President of GID Development Group, James Linsley, said in a statement several years ago: “We are creating a dynamic food, beverage and market destination, where Midtown meets the Upper West Side, with one of the world’s most established and recognized names in dining and hospitality.” Now, it’s finally coming to fruition! The food hall is slated to open this summer, sometime in July or August. Once it’s complete it will be open to the public from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.
The new Italian dining mecca is expected to create about 200 jobs.
What: Italian Food Hall
Where: 475 West 61st Street
Hours: daily, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. (restaurant hours will differ)
featured image source: Facebook / Cipriani
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