Jean-Georges Vongerichten Opening a Massive Food Market at ABC Carpet & Home

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The illustrious chef will convert the 8,500-square-foot basement at ABC Carpet & Home into a "local, green and artisanal market, with lots of local breads, cheeses and fun food, like donuts," the Post reports. In addition to the home furnishings retailer, the Flatiron complex already houses Vongerichten's ABC Kitchen, helmed by Dan Kluger, and is also the site of the forthcoming ABC Cocina, opening next February in the old Pipa space next year with a menu of Vongerichtenized tapas and small plates. "Look at the success of Eataly," the chef tells the paper. After Batali, Meyer, and the as-yet-unnamed operator at the World Financial Center site, Vongerichten is the latest restaurateur to get into the megamarket business. [NYP, Earlier]