Chelsea Market's food offerings grew by six in August with the soft opening of Chelsea Local, a new grocery addition to the market's already robust edible offerings. The 13,000-square-foot basement space will act as a grocery store component to the prepared foods offered in the galleria space on ground level. The space was formerly a storage area for the Manhattan Fruit Exchange, according to the Times; the Exchange's produce, mushroom, grains, nuts and herbs will be part of the new shopping center.
Other tenants of the new market, which officially opens at the end of September, include go-to spots for staple refrigerator items like more from Dickinson's Farmstand Meats, a butcher shop that already operated out of Chelsea Market; Ronnybrook Farm Dairy, which is returning to Chelsea Market; and Saxelby Cheesemongers, which is expanding out of the Essex Street Market.
The market will also have two specialty food purveyors including Buon Italia—which imports Italian products like panettone, chocolate, nuts and nougat—and a second location of Williamsburg-born Heatonist, which sells dozens of different hot sauces, available for sampling at their bar.
Chelsea Local is located inside Chelsea Market at 75 9th Avenue; chelseamarket.com