Grimaldi’s Manhattan Will Open May 7

Photo: Courtesy of Limelight Marketplace

A rep for the Limelight Marketplace tells us DNA Info didn’t have its facts straight when it said the Chelsea outpost of Grimaldi’s wouldn’t be opening until summer. Apparently the opening date has been pushed back only two weeks till May 7, when the entire “festival of shops” opens to the public. Hours for the marketplace will be Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. Check out the list of vendors below.

Baci Gelato
Purveyors of decadent gelato to New York’s finest restaurants and hotels, Baci Gelato will be operating in the specialty food room offering a full espresso bar, gelato, fresh juices/smoothies, crepes and waffles.

Barbara Scott Flowers
Barbara Scott has been providing uniquely preserved, beautiful floral arrangements in the Tri-state and Montreal area for over thirty years. Each arrangement is custom-designed and guaranteed to retain its original look for a minimum of three to four months.

Book Smart
Booksmart is the main supplier of books to private schools in the tri-state area. Booksmart produces book fairs, book signings and has a direct line to best selling authors.

Brocade Home
Lisa Versacio, founder of West Elm brings her latest concept, Brocade Home to the Home Gallery at Limelight Marketplace. Brocade Home leased all 9 shops in at the Marketplace. Brocade’s light filled space showcases Lisa Versacio’s idea of affordable luxury at its very best.

Butterfly Bakeshop
Butterfly Bakeshop is known for its lavishly decorated and whimsically shaped cakes, blending kitchen skills with fine-art aesthetics. From miniature red velvet for one to a custom cake for a party of 100 or more, Butterfly Bakeshop’s treats impress loved ones with tasty indulgent bespoke cakes.

Carter & Cavero
Carter & Cavero offers the finest extra virgin olive oils pressed at their optimal ripeness and hand-selected by the experts to exhibit the finest quality of the fruit.

Caswell Massey
The country’s oldest retailer, Caswell Massey offers luxury personal care products including soaps, lotions, gels, fragrances and accessories for both men and women. Using pure essential oils and natural ingredients, Caswell Massey has remained true to its roots for 257 years. Caswell Massey looks forward to expanding their audience at Limelight Marketplace.

Cosmé Proud
Luxury skincare collection Cosmé Proud features the finest and most carefully chosen Japanese skincare products for consumers who are committed to keeping long-lasting beautiful skin. A standout in the line is the popular 24k gold revitalizer which uses 24 karat gold flakes.

Cupcake Stop
Riding the wave of the gourmet food truck movement, Cupcake Stop is opening its first brick and mortar location in the Sweet Shop at Limelight Marketplace. Baked fresh daily from the highest quality ingredients, a cupcake from the Cupcake Stop is a delicious treat for the most discerning New Yorker.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
This famous Brooklyn Pizzeria will be opening its first Manhattan outpost at the Limelight Marketplace. With access both through the main hall of shops and its own separate entrance on 6th Avenue.

Hunter Boots
The official Wellington boot to Her Majesty the Queen, Hunter Boots is synonymous with street-smart style. This is the first storefront for the 150 year old brand. It will debut its full collection of handbags and leather boots, along with its traditional wellies.

It’s Sugar
Known as the Willy Wonka of retail, Jeff Rubin, co-founder of Dylan’s Candy Bar and owner FAO Sweets, brings his latest creation, It’s Sugar to Limelight Marketplace.

J. Sisters
The famed New York salon known for its celebrity clientele is opening its second location at the Limelight Marketplace. The legendary sisters leased the third floor, once known as the Spider Room.

Jala Frozen Yogurt
Jala Frozen Yogurt boasts beneficial antioxidants and bacteria flora. Each serving contains approximately 10% of the recommended daily allowance for calcium and one third of the recommended daily allowances of vitamins A, C and E.

Jon Wye
Jon Wye set’s up shop in a skybox at Limelight Marketplace. He creates bespoke leather accessories on site and carries thought provoking screen printed tee shirts.

LeSportsac has become an American icon sold in countries around the world. The Classic and Designer Collections (designed by trendsetters Stella McCartney, Jonathan Adler, Diane von Furstenberg, tokidoki and Gwen Stefani) have established LeSportsac as the leading American brand of casual nylon bags worldwide.

Little Candy Cakes
Former celebrity stylist Cindy Paragallo brings her love of design and fashion to the culinary world. Little Candy Cake creates whimsical miniature wedding cakes created entirely from solid chocolate. Each Little “Candy Cake” is handmade and individually created. Ideal for gifts, favors or an everyday celebration the quality of these chocolate cakes are obvious to all who set their eyes on these little treats.

Lulu Denim
Purveyors of trendsetting fashions from the latest contemporary designers, the South Beach fashion emporium is transplanting its carefully edited collection to Limelight Marketplace.

Mari’s New York
Former Balthazar baker and creative director, Mari manufactures one-bite brownies. Her packaging looks as good as her brownies taste! Mari currently wholesales to Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman.

Mariebelle Cacao Bar
The beloved SoHo chocolatiere is opening a Cacao Bar & Café in one of the famed skyboxes. This full service café will feature a refined menu of light fare and signature beverages including Aztec Hot Chocolate and an exotic selection of teas.

Mariebelle Chocolate
Maribel Lieberman is offering her luxurious selection of artisanal chocolates and candies in the Sweet Shop at Limelight Marketplace as well as at a kiosk on the main floor.

Miss Tea
Miss Tea was created out of true belief in the benefits of tea and herbs.
Miss Tea’s uses only 100% organic ingredients. Their specialty tea blends, like Femininitea, Activitea, Securitea are created to fit the needs of hectic urban life. In addition, Miss Tea will carry tea pots, glassware and tea accessories.

Old Hollywood
Voted best jewelry in New York magazine’s “Best of New York Shopping” issue, Old Hollywood carries lines from emerging designers to one of kind vintage creations. Tiffany Porter, and partner Alex Shulhafer leased 12 out of the 13 cases in the jewelry & accessories department at Limelight Marketplace, and will attract guests with exclusive pieces ranging from $20 - $600.

Om Aroma & Co
Om Aroma & Co. is an award-winning anti-aging organic spa and skincare line. All products are free of parabens, formaldehyde, sulfates, and other toxic chemical fillers.

Sophie & Teddy’s Doggie Delight
The first ever eco-friendly pet store will open at Limelight Marketplace. Our guests can stock up on organic pastries, spa products and accessories for their four legged friends.

Selima Optiques
Selima Salaun, a trend-setting designer and professional optician and optometrist, is the mastermind behind the luxurious eye wear collection that VIP’s of the fashion, music and cinema industries just can’t seem to get enough of. You’ll also find eclectic styles by Blinde, Kata, YSL and Gucci.

Silly Souls
Silly Souls carries unique baby clothing, shoes, socks, apparel and gift baskets. The stylish line featuring cheeky slogans is perfect for hip moms and babies.

Soapology is an all natural and organic skincare company. Customers can create their own signature scents at their aromatic oil bar, choosing from a wide range of aromas like tea leaf, oatmeal, pink grapefruit and patchouli.

Sue Devitt
Sue Devitt is the official vendor of color cosmetics at Limelight Marketplace.
Her work has graced the runways of Versace, Dolce & Gabana and Valentino and is favored by top beauty editors and A-list celebrities from Sarah Jessica Parker to Liv Tyler. Currently Sue Devitt is sold at Barneys New York and Harvey Nichols.

Thérapie New York
General Store for Limelight Marketplace
This luxury lifestyle emporium exists to meet the needs of the busy, stressful New Yorker. Therapie New York will carry everything one can need from small necessities to grand indulgences.

Tina Tang Jewelry
Tina Tang’s “Classics with a Twist” designs have made her the creative darling of NYC’s Greenwich Village since 2002. Tina is thrilled to be expanding her retail presence to the Limelight Marketplace. Her jewelry is frequently featured internationally in the top fashion magazines and blogs, and her celebrity clientele includes; Jessica Biel, Rebecca Romijan and Tyra Banks amongst others.

Taste maker Toshiki Okazaki brings his acclaimed shop and artists’ space to Limelight Marketplace. Zakka which means “variety of things in Japanese” will offer limited edition Japanese toys, graphic art-related books, as well as other select items boasting unique design.

Limelight Marketplace, 656 Avenue of the Americas, nr. 20th St.; 212-226-7585

Grimaldi’s Manhattan Will Open May 7