The Pennsy Food Hall—a multi-vendor dining hall that added some amazing options to the less than ideal Penn Station/34th St. food scene—will be closing on March 31.
Though the food hall itself hasn’t made a statement yet, one of its vendors announced via Instagram they received notice the entire food hall would be closing by the end of the month.
The Cinnamon Snail was an all-vegan comfort food staple serving up dishes like doughnuts, loaded chickpea burgers, and mac n’ cheese. They wrote, “Sadly, we recently got notice that the Pennsy food hall will be closing March 31st. With our big production kitchen in Brooklyn, other high overhead, and fast escalating costs of running a small food business in NYC, I have made the decision to pull the plug on The Cinnamon Snail entirely when the Pennsy closes its doors at the end of March.”
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The Pennsy opened in 2015 at 2 Penn Plaza, right next to Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. The space even renovated briefly and reopened with more dining and drinking options in 2017. It holds an outdoor beer garden, and as well as stalls from much-loved NYC staples like The Little Beet, Sabi Sushi, Ribalata, Pat LaFrieda and Taco Dumbo, just to name a few.
Also, according to a Commercial Observer report, the realty trust that owns the space is “working on a $2 billion modernization of the neighborhood around Penn Station, which includes work on 2 Penn Plaza, which is being rebranded as Penn 2.” That includes expanding the first four stories of the building and adding a lot more office space, though as of now there are no plans that seem to include The Pennsy returning to the space.
featured image source: Facebook / The Pennsy