The open-air food market that we've been writing about at 348 Bowery and Great Jones is opening today... workers were making last-minute preparations yesterday afternoon, as these photos by an EVG reader show...
The Bowery Market, which will be open year round, features five vendors. Here's more about what to expect in the 1,000-square-foot space via Zagat:
The five vendors include favorites like sandwich king Alidoro, Greenpoint's Champion Coffee, LA import The Butcher's Daughter, Chinatown Mexican hotspot Pulqueria and the return of former Sushi Dojo chef David Bouhadana with Sushi on Jones.
At Alidoro, you can expect over 20 Italian sandwiches and salads including their Fratelli D’Italia with porchetta, basil pesto, fresh mozzarella, hot spread, sweet peppers, and arugula. Butcher's Daughter will offer healthy veggie-focused options like juices, macro bowls and breakfast burritos. Head to Pulqueria for tacos and their famous Granada de Piña, a Mexican pina colada made with chili spices and pulque (fermented sap of the agave plant), served in a frozen, cored pineapple. Sushi on Jones will offer fresh nigiri sushi and Champion Coffee will offer signature drinks like Maple Cortado: milk, maple syrup and espresso in addition to classic coffee drinks.
[Photo by Ken Moore via Zagat]
The quick-serve kiosks will feature limited seating in the form of stools at each food stand as well as several benches on the premises.
Eater notes that this project comes courtesy of real-estate developer Scott Marano of Ozymandius Realty.
The Bowery Market's hours are daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The address has been without a full-time tenant since Downtown Auto & Tire left in April 2012. The Deth Killers of Bushwick opened a pop-up shop here in February 2014, selling their brand of jeans and motorcycle stuff for several months. There was also the Nike pop-up shop in February 2015.
There were other proposed concepts for the space, which has been on and off the market for several years. In July 2010, a group aspired to open the first New York branch of Segafredo Zanetti Espresso Café, the Italian-style coffee bar, on this spot. They went before CB2, who rejected the proposal, which included a patio with a retractable roof with soundproofing as well as sound-resistant sliding doors.
Zagat noted that "remnants of the former body shop remain including graffiti."
Previously on EV Grieve:
Please meet the next corner of the Bowery primed for something luxurious
The last days of the Downtown Auto and Tire?
The Bowery to get a South Beach diet
Making Faces at the Downtown Tire & Auto Center
Downtown Auto & Tire has left the Bowery
Rumors: 348 Bowery will house new food market