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Jeremiah Tower Jumped on New Rochelle Project Because He Couldn’t Make It Work in California

A rendering of Good Profit's proposed food hall at the New Rochelle Armory.
A rendering of Good Profit's proposed food hall at the New Rochelle Armory. Photo: Good Profit

Grub Street N.Y. previously reported on the massive new, Eataly-esque food-hall project in New Rochelle that involves renowned S.F. chef Jeremiah Tower and includes an “aquaponic greenhouse,” food hall, and multiple restaurants featuring local farmers and food-crafters. Well, now the New Rochelle City Council has approved the project, which is sponsored by the group Good Profit, and Tower tells the San Francisco Chronicle that he was previously looking to do a similar project in California, with a farm, farmer’s market, and restaurant all in one, but he couldn’t find the funding, and it would have required a “visionary billionaire” whom he could not scare up. Tower had also earlier teased that he was toying with the thought of returning to the Bay Area, after returning the past two summers for special events, but that isn’t meant to be for now, as he’s hunting for a loft in Westchester County. [Toqueland, Inside Scoop/Chron]

Jeremiah Tower Jumped on New Rochelle Project Because He Couldn’t Make It