We consider the Meatpacking District to be a frontrunner in nightlife. Let’s face it: At 4:30 am on any given day there are traffic jams from cabs full of rowdy party goers blocking the streets. Dozens of popular clubs line the streets within a few block radius, and more keep popping up. Later this summer, the Meatpacking Market will open, bringing in some daytime bustle.
Urban Space, the developer behind the Dekalb Market and other markets worldwide, is behind the project. According to its website, Urban Space’s philosophy is to “create a constantly varied ‘place’ which will become a vital part of the community and generate long-term economic value.”
Company director Eldon Scott told Eater, “It's going to be part food and part fashion. We'll be creating a little seating area, and we're going to be doing a mixology bar, with juices and non-alcoholic cocktails. So, the whole idea is to create a little oasis for those that want to hang out in the Meatpacking, but don't want to go to a bar or beer garden.”
We’re looking forward to the market’s late summer opening, and we’ll keep you updated on its progress!