“The opportunity was for another big-box retail or something true to the neighborhood,” says Philip Chong, whose family owns 265 Canal (between Broadway and Lafayette), including the roughly 12,000-square-foot storefront. “I grew up around here, and I’ve seen the changes. We wanted to do something to reinvigorate Canal Street.”
Have they ever: Canal Street Market, the shopping half of which is now open, is a massive upgrade for a stretch of Canal known more for souvenir schlock. The stalls of 28 vendors—some long-term anchors, others popping up for a few weeks or a month—fill the giant space with ceramics, apparel, plants, housewares, jewelry, chocolate, candles, art, and more, and Office Magazine’s café will open soon. Some of the market’s highlights are pictured here, but instead of posting a linked list, I encourage you to go check it out in person. Also, much of the merchandise is relatively affordable (for Soho and Tribeca, not for Canal).
The half devoted to food will open in early 2017. There will be eleven vendors; confirmed so far are Freshandco, Boba Guys bubble tea, Alidoro sandwiches, Joy Luck Dim Sum, Dessert Lap, and Two Tablespoons.
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Canal Street Market is at 265 Canal (between Broadway and Lafayette); canalstreet.market. It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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