BFC Partners, developer of Empire Outlets, announced a partnership with the creative team behind Gansevoort Market to bring a new culinary destination to the North Shore waterfront on Staten Island in New York. The Marketplace at Empire Outlets (MRKTPL) will be an innovative artisanal food market showcasing the best local and international purveyors in a relaxed and elegant environment. Set to open in late 2017, this will be the first market of its kind on Staten Island, marking yet another important milestone in the transformation of St. George as a destination for residents and visitors alike.
In a nod to the borough's roots as a hub for trade and commerce and the marketplaces of those times, the industrial-inspired MRKTPL will tie together the history of the New York Harbor with modern communal spaces to eat and gather. With over 12,000-square feet and another 3,000 square feet of outdoor dining MRKTPL will be curated through a lifestyle process, dedicated to fitting in with the local community, giving out-of-towners an authentic New York feel.
"As we continue to program Empire Outlets as not only a tourist destination from visitors arriving from around the world, we are thrilled to be able to bring such lifestyle expertise from Manny Del Castillo and Jamie Hinojos the creative director and director of operations from the Gansevoort Market team to our center with the addition of MRKTPL," said Joseph Ferrara, a partner with Don Capoccia and Brandon Baron at BFC Partners, Empire Outlet's developer. "The unparalleled benefit that comes from currently operating a market in the Meatpacking District which caters to residents and visitors alike will only add to the lifestyle components that BFC is assembling at Empire Outlets.”