A New Plan for the American Flatbread Space

According to postings in the area, there’s a new tenant for the old American Flatbread space at 205 Hudson. (Maman is taking the former Mr. Locks shop on Canal.) “Chefscape plans to open a food hall, marketplace and bar on the ground floor,” emailed co-founder Bella Karakis in response to my query. This will be the company’s first location outside Virginia; the first two are in Ashburn and Leesburg (pictured above). “Chefscape is a food incubator company that provides local entrepreneurs an environment to successfully bring their restaurant concepts to market. To assist its food members, Chefscape operates a vibrant food hall with revolving concepts offering a variety of unique menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a marketplace to sell gourmet refrigerated and shelf-stable foods (ranging from sauces, to brownies, granola to meal kits) all made by its members on premise, a full roster of cooking classes for both adults and children, as well as pop-up and private dinners all of which are curated by our member chefs in our private dinner kitchen.” Karakis says that the proposed hours will be Sunday to Thursday 7 a.m to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.; the application is for background recorded music only.

Chefscape sent over a floor plan and sample menus, along with a deck that I’m happy to pass along to anyone who’d like to see it. (Email tribecacitizen@gmail.com.) And/or you can find out more at the September 12 meeting of the Community Board 1 Licensing Committee, the details of which are in the flyer below.