It’s beautiful. It raises so many questions. My main fear is that it turns into Chelsea Markets, a sardine can of tourists gaping and lollygagging.
It doesn’t feel like it’s going to get those sorts of crowds. At least what’s there now feels kinda the same as before, stuff for the locals. Whether it turns into some sort of destination food hall, I can’t say, but it doesn’t look like it’s headed that way. Will be curious if there’ll be a section with restaurants that stay open later than the main market, to take advantage of the movie theater crowds next door.
Chelsea Market is much better since they expanded - and they arranged it right, with the businesses where locals actually shop clustered in the basement and the tourist stuff on the upper level. If I wanna go in and hit Buon Italia, MFE and Dickson’s (my most likely three) they’re all right there together with no one to elbow out of the way in between.