Wonder Group, the food and restaurant company founded by e-commerce mogul Marc Lore, is bringing its new-era delivery and food-hall concept to the space.
A Wonder spokesperson confirmed that the brand plans to open in this location between Ninth Street and Third Avenue in the spring. According to @TradedNY, Wonder signed a 12-year lease for the 6,800-square-foot space going as 2 Stuyvesant St.
Wonder currently operates 10 locations throughout New York City and New Jersey, offering pick-up, delivery, and dine-in (ordered via touch screens) from a collection of chefs that include Bobby Flay, Marc Murphy, Jose Andres, Nancy Silverton and Marcus Samuelsson ... and restaurants such as Tejas Barbeque, Di Fara Pizza and Barrio Cafe.
At-home diners can choose their meals via a "super app." Per the Wonder rep: "All cooked made-to-order out of a single kitchen, with the ability to order from multiple restaurants in a single delivery order and delivered to customers in under 30 minutes."
Wonder started its business delivering via trucks but later evolved to the food-hall concept housing multiple brands and food styles. Last fall, Wonder acquired meal-kit pioneer Blue Apron.
This lease ends the 18-plus months of speculation over what might be next for this high-profile stretch of retail.
Workers spent part of last year renovating the two-level property.
As previously reported, Village Yokocho, Angel's Share and Panya closed in these spaces in April 2022. Another restaurant, Sharaku, in the corner space at 14 Stuyvesant St., shuttered earlier in the pandemic. (Sunrise Mart in a separate building next door on the second floor also shut down.)