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Aug 12, 2019

All About the New Food Hall Opening on 31st St. and 35th Ave.

About a year ago, news first emerged of a food market/hall coming to 34-39 31st St.–which would hold eight different vendors within the 18,000-square-feet space that used to be a (…)

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About a year ago, news first emerged of a food market/hall coming to 34-39 31st St.–which would hold eight different vendors within the 18,000-square-feet space that used to be a warehouse. If you’ve been by the area, you may have noticed signs going up offering hints of what’s to come: gelato from Italy, pierogies from Eastern Europe, pastries from France and Scandinavia. Though it seems like a lot of work is still yet to be done, it was just announced that the market will open at the end of this Fall.

Called World Artisan Market, Eater reports that the developer–EJ Stevens Group–has officially confirmed “Italian restaurant and gelato shop Sotto La Luna, a collaboration between restaurateurs from Milan and Puglia, as well as Elevenses Viennoiserie, which will sell French-Scandinavian baked goods.” They are also apparently in conversations with “Cafe Boulud alum Juwon Song, who runs Kini, a Korean comfort food spot in Long Island City; and chef Sumita-Gohal Verma of existing Queens Indian restaurant Masala Box.”

They’re also seeking out vendors that offer Middle Eastern, African, Caribbean, and South American cuisines, hoping to mimic the diversity of Queens.

There will be options for sit-down, bar, and to-go meals. We haven’t heard back after outreach to the developers, but will let you know when they share further details.

From Mercado to Le District to Japan Village, food halls appear seem to be taking over the city–are you ready for Astoria to have its own?

3 Comments

Nate

Why? There isn’t any foot traffic there and it isn’t right off of a subway stop. Doesn’t seem to be well thought out. The neighborhood doesn’t need this and likely won’t be able to support it.

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jeff

it’s one block, probably a 30 second walk, from the 36th ave stop. it’s prime time for that area to start getting more developed, tbh. whether that’s good for the neighborhood or not, that’s definitely debatable…

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