Bourdain Market — the eagerly anticipated international food market from celebrity food personality and Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain — has been approved for construction on Pier 57 in New York City by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
As part of a $350 million redevelopment project to transform the historic pier, Bourdain Market will be one of several retail and cultural spaces to be built at the facility. Google, the project’s anticipated anchor tenant, will occupy an estimated 250,000 square feet.
Bourdain has said previously that his upcoming market, slated to open in 2017, will be inspired by the night markets popular throughout Asia, and that he looked forward to introducing New Yorkers to the fun of “eating and drinking at midnight.”
A Singapore-style hawker market will be the heart of the project, though the space will also feature retail and wholesale vendors from New York City and around the world, plus specialized butchers and the chance to perform some karaoke. Eventually, at least one full-service restaurant is expected to join the market.