A New Food Hall for Midtown

Hugh Stubbins, the architect of a landmark skyscraper with an angled roof at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street, now has his identify emblazoned over the doorway to a spacious and hovering new meals corridor referred to as the Hugh, which occupies the center of the constructing’s floor flooring. Originally the Citicorp Center and now owned by Boston Properties, the constructing opened in 1977 and had an atrium full of outlets and stands, an uncommon characteristic that was described as “a U.N. of food” in The Times. That house has been renewed and refreshed. Around the perimeter of a beneficiant central seating space rimmed with timber are 17 eating places, bars and meals retailers, an eclectic assortment, all with counter service and lots of with bar stools. They’re opening step by step beginning this week and supply a snapshot of immediately’s urge for food. “We see a younger clientele in this neighborhood, people who go downtown or back to Brooklyn after work, so we’re trying to capture a sense of downtown,” stated Anna Castellani, who created DeKalb Market Hall in Brooklyn, and this meals corridor with David Swinghamer in partnership with Boston Properties. She emphasised that they wished to offer a extra elegant setting than typical meals halls. “We tried to be true to the building,” she stated. There can be some out of doors seating.

Sage Lau, left; Roongkant Preechathammarach, who goes by Toon Lau, seated; and Senna Lau, run Thank You Come Again.Credit…Karsten Moran for The New York TimesPesce Lulu will serve Mediterranean seafood.Credit…Karsten Moran for The New York Times

The first to open are Avocaderia, which received its begin in Brooklyn; and Thank You Come Again, a spot for Thai meals by Roongkant Preechathammarach, who goes by Toon Lau and has numerous different eating places across the metropolis. Following can be Pesce Lulu, for Mediterranean seafood; Alidoro’s Italian sandwiches; BK Jani’s burgers; Mah-Ze-Dahr bakery; Miznon, for Israeli fare; Jumieka, deciphering Jamaican jerk specialties; and Teranga, a graphically arresting department of the chef Pierre Thiam’s West African restaurant in Harlem. Doner kebabs, pizza and Japanese meals are coming subsequent month. There will even be an enormous craft beer bar from Joseph Brothers. The founders anticipate a busy crowd from pleased hour on; the house takes on a stunning sparkle after darkish.

The Hugh, 601 Lexington Avenue (53rd Street).

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