In July 2016 I wondered if the Anthony Bourdain Market would ever open.
Sadly, Eater NY shared news yesterday that “Bourdain Market Plans Nixed At Pier 57“.
Bourdain said that he’s no longer working on the project which was supposed to be similar to Singapore’s hawker markets. What’s odd is that even though it was announced that the market would open at Pier 57, no lease was ever signed there!
The chef, author and TV star has said that the hawker project has been “challenging“.
I was looking forward to checking out the Anthony Bourdain Market if/ when it finally opened. The renderings of the market looked interesting and Bourdain’s market “wish list” was impressive.
The pier will still be opening at some point and the management company is still in talks with retail and dining partners to take up residence in the space. The space could even be taken over by another market like Eataly or Gansevoort Market.
So will the Anthony Bourdain Market ever open? Who knows. It certainly doesn’t look good and I won’t count on it but Bourdain still hopes to go ahead with the project in NYC in the future.
Find out more from Eater here.