230 Park Avenue Channels Food Truck Trend
Lauren Elkies Schram June 19, 2014, 10:40 a.m.
Urban Space has tapped Richard Lewis of Richard H. Lewis Architect to design the 10,000-square-foot retail space at 230 Park Avenue that will be turned into a food hall.
“We’re trying to be a little evocative of Grand Central [Terminal] but not as fancy,” Mr. Lewis told Commercial Observer. “It’s like a found space and there’s going to be a lot of exposed steel.”
Urban Space, which recently signed a long-term lease for the first floor and mezzanine at the Park Avenue building between 45th and 46th Streets, is the food hall manager behind Mad. Sq. Eats, Broadway Bites and Dekalb Market.
“This is a permanent version of those with some of the same vendors,” said Mr. Lewis, who recently finished the renovation of Tavern on the Green.”It’s like indoor food trucks.”
The food hall, with 20 to 30 chefs and food purveyors, is slated to open next February, Eldon Scott, the president of Urban Space, told the New York Times this February.