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Fairway Market, the iconic grocery store that functions as an organic farmers market, butcher, baker, cheese shop and fish monger all in one, has signed on to anchor the famed Hudson Yards development with a 45,875-square-foot retail store on the ground floor of the South Tower.
The market will be adjacent to the 10th Avenue Spur, part of New York City's High Line, and across the street from 500 W. 30th St., a new Robert A.M. Stern-designed property currently under development.
"We look forward to providing customers a fabulous and unique food shopping experience with fresh, natural, organic and conventional foods at great values," said Herb Ruetsch, CEO of Fairway Market.
The grocer is expected to open its doors in 2015. Known for its "Like No Other Market" slogan, Fairway currently serves millions of customers annually with fresh produce and seafood, an expansive kosher section, custom-cut prime meats, cheeses from around the world, a New York deli counter, bakery, olive bar, coffee bar, cafe and more.
"Hudson Yards is the next great New York neighborhood and we’re excited to be an integral part of the development of this world-class location, and to be an amenity and food destination for the huge numbers of workers, residents, neighbors and tourists who will visit Hudson Yards," said Charles Santoro, Fairway Market’s executive chairman. "We continue to believe our growth prospects are outstanding in and around the tri-state NY, NJ and CT metro area, and are very pleased that Related and Oxford have selected Fairway as their food retailing partner in this historic real estate development."
The South Tower, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, will total 52 stories and stand 895 feet tall when complete in 2015. Started last December, construction plans call for 1.7 million square feet of class A, LEED-Gold office and retail space. It is currently 85 percent pre-leased with commitments from Coach, L’Oréal USA and SAP.
The 28-acre Hudson Yards development sits within the city's fastest growing neighborhood, and is expected to include more than 9 million square feet of commercial space, 750,000 square feet of retail space, 5,000 residences, a public school, cultural center, luxury hotels, health club and 14 acres of parks and public space.