The Market Line Food Hall is Closing on April 1.
The downstairs food hall experienced an exodus of many tenants this past month or so. Recent closings included its anchor tenant the Grand Delancey beer bar. The remaining vendors will have to find a new home or shut down completely.
A spokesperson for Delancey Street Associates confirmed the news in a statement, which cited ongoing pandemic difficulties. Delancey Street Associates stated they’re exploring other uses for the downstairs space which is quite large.
The full statement from Delancey Street Associates is as follows:
The success of the Market Line has been one of our highest priorities from the beginning of Essex Crossing. Since the onset of the pandemic, we worked closely with Market Line vendors to help them weather a challenging economic environment, including providing rent abatements and ongoing rent deferrals. In the four years since Covid-19 and its effects on retail and food and beverage tenants, the Market Line and its vendors have continued to struggle. We have decided to close the Market Line with a target date of April 1. We are evaluating uses for the underground space that will be sustainable for the long term. This closure does not affect Essex Market, located on the ground-floor level and run by NYCEDC, nor other businesses throughout Essex Crossing. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Essex Crossing remains a community-oriented development decades in the making, a testament to the ongoing vitality of the Lower East Side, and a hallmark public-private partnership. Essex Crossing continues to be a dynamic and highly utilized destination with thriving businesses and welcoming, fully occupied rental and condominium residences.