The new Essex Street Market is starting to look like, well, a market. The Economic Development Corp. (EDC) has just made some construction photos available, as well as new renderings.
If all goes according to plan, the vendors of the historic Lower East Side institution will move into the new space in the fall. The expanded facility at 115 Delancey St. is part of the Essex Crossing project. Here’s a look:
The 26 existing merchants will be joined by 11 new vendors, a handful of which have already been announced. There will also be two new full-service restaurants and a demonstration kitchen on the second floor. In the past, EDC officials have said they’ll be paying homage to the 78-year-old facility with some historic flourishes. Designers. for example, have been refurbishing the old “Orchard Essex Meat Market” sign that hung in the Essex Street Market building that was torn down on this site.
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The new market will be part of a 26-story tower on the southeast corner of Essex and Delancey streets. The current market will remain open until the move happens, supposedly in about three to four months.