Food halls and markets are quite popular around NYC and one of the oldest ones I recall visiting is Chelsea Market.
Located at 75 Ninth Avenue, Chelsea Market is a great place to grab a bite or a snack with a variety of great options. (For awesome burgers and chicken sandwiches, I recommend that you give Creamline a try.)
The market is very popular with locals and tourists alike but the fate of the market could be threatened by Google.
The massive tech company already owns a building across the street and this morning, Eater wrote that, Google was close to purchasing Chelsea Market for over $2 billion!
The building is home to the Food Network, MLB and many other companies. I was surprised to read that Google is already the biggest tenant in the building. With the purchase, it’s expected that the company would take over even more space there.
(There’s 1.2 million square feet in Chelsea Market, with Google taking up around one third of it.)
At the moment, Google hasn’t announced any plans for the building or if they have any plans to make changes to the food hall and market. I sure hope that they don’t!
Eater mentions that in 2011 the building was worth $800 million.
Have you been to Chelsea Market? If so, what are your favorite vendors?
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