The new space — located at Pier 57, which will be home to Google offices along with other restaurants and gallery spaces — will feature 17 kiosk vendors, as curated by the foundation of local small businesses and food entrepreneurs. Though none have been revealed yet, they promise to be fast-casual and “chef-driven.”
“The James Beard Foundation is committed to celebrating, supporting, and elevating the people behind America’s food culture,” said Kris Moon, President and COO of JBF. “Pier 57 is an exciting opportunity to bring our Good Food for Good™ philosophy to both the industry and food lovers as part of a vibrant, community-centered space.”
There will also be a show kitchen and demo space alongside the vendors, which will likely host some fun public food demos and/or classes.
The hall will be approximately 16,000 square feet and can serve hundreds of visitors, but is only a portion of the 50,000-square-foot public ground floor space that will also offer community spaces for local nonprofits, community organizations and cultural groups.
There will also be a public gathering place, called the Living Room, that will showcase views of the Pier, the Hudson River and even Little Island.
The hall is being developed by Jamestown for Google, RXR, Youngwoo & Associates, and the Hudson River Park Trust. It’s expected to open by fall 2022!