Wouldn’t it be awesome if someone—who preferred to remain anonymous—were to open a 2,200-square-foot European-style food hall right in the center of Tribeca? You know, like Grand Central Marketplace, but more attractive. It could lease out the stalls to big names—like Blue Bottle Coffee (a Bay Area favorite), Dickson’s Farmstand Meats (where some of us go for humanely raised meat), Cavaniola Cheese (the pride of Sag Harbor), Blue Marble Ice Cream (ice cream!), Nunu Chocolates, and Orwasher’s Bakery, as well as spaces for a fishmonger, a flower vendor, and area farms such as Lani’s and Do Re Mi. There could even be a bookstall—perhaps a collaboration with Tribeca’s own Seven Stories Press.
It could even have a 45-seat restaurant downstairs that resembles a Shaker meeting house. A restaurant where the food served primarily comes from the vendors upstairs (and diners could take recipes with them, go shopping upstairs, and recreate the dishes). It could even have a roof garden.
No need to pinch yourself, folks: It’s called All Good Things; it’s coming to 102 Franklin (between W. Broadway and Church), where the Biscuits & Bath doggy daycare was; and the food hall is opening in June/July, with the restaurant to follow in the fall.
UPDATE: This got picked up a bunch of places, which is great, but several have insinuated it’s a rumor or that it might not be happening (possibly because of the way I wrote it). It’s definitely happening.
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