New 15,000 Sq Ft Food Court Coming Soon to Koreatown
Food Court Alert! With all the restaurants on 32nd Street, it’s practically already an outdoor food court, but now there’s going to be a real one, with at least 10 different vendors inside. This could be the biggest food court news since they closed the one in the Manhattan Mall (or A&S Plaza as some of us still think of it). With all the lights and signs on 32nd Street it’s pretty easy to miss the new sign that popped up in the former home of the Wilshire State Bank, right across from Woorijip. (I would have missed it too, if the words “Food Court” hadn’t drawn me in!) I made a quick call yesterday to the realtor to get some details. (What can I say, we love food courts.)
There is room for eight vendors to split the first floor, using the space to cook, sell and serve customers. Seating is upstairs on the mezzanine and the second floor. Plus it looks like they aren’t necessarily sticking to Korean foods. She noted that there would be an additional two to three more retail spaces on the top floor for “pizza and burgers,” as well as a coffee shop. Construction on the place will take three to five months. They hope to be open by September or October.
So, what would you like to see come to Koreatown’s Food Court? Now that our Korean Fried Chicken needs are duly served, what else is missing? After lunch at Baoguette (on Lex btw. 25+26th) the other day, I’m hoping for a Vietnamese sandwich place, personally. What’s on your wishlist of food that we need in Midtown South? Let us know in the comments.