The company has signed a 25-year lease for the new location that will feature two music venues.
Urban winery and live music venue City Winery has signed a 25-year lease with RXR Realty and developers Young Woo to relocate to a 32,000-square-feet space at Pier 57 in Hudson River Park. For the past 10 years, New York’s City Winery has been located at 155 Varick St., just miles away from the new location.
The Pier will be anchored by Google, which will occupy a majority of the art deco former Marine and Aviation Pier. The Pier is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places and occupies a highly visible location in the park at West 15th Street near Chelsea Market, the Meatpacking District, the High Line and the recently opened Whitney Museum.
“We are excited and honored to have found a home in Hudson River Park and to be amongst so many architecturally significant buildings in this area,” said City Winer founder and CEO Michael Dorf in a release. “Pier 57 is going to be an amazing adaptive reuse with its own market, Google, and an 80,000-sq. ft. rooftop public park. We are so happy to be part of this unique space and instantly felt a connection to it. To bring our winemaking, food, and music to this market complex feels like a karmic honor.”
City Winery’s new flagship location in NYC will feature a seated 350-person concert hall and a smaller 150-person capacity loft space. The facility will also include a 100-seat capacity restaurant and tasting room with views of Hudson River Park, including the park’s forthcoming Pier 55, and a fully functioning winery. The wine-production facility and barrel storage room will be visible from the street along the Hudson River Park esplanade and from the main entrance to the Pier.
“City Winery is loved both in the community and across the city by New Yorkers who know there’s nowhere better to see a concert while enjoying locally produced food and wine,” said Madelyn Wils, president and CEO of Hudson River Park Trust, in a release. “As part of a larger marketplace, City Winery will add to the amenities and cultural opportunities available at Pier 57, and will offer additional indoor public space alongside Google.”
The restaurant area will feature a pizza bar and a coffee roasting station and wine tasting bars with the company’s proprietary tap system featuring over 12 wines straight from the keg. City Winery at Pier 57 will be open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
“RXR and Young Woo are thrilled to be welcoming City Winery, a true New York institution, to Pier 57,” said Scott Rechler, CEO and Chairman of RXR Realty in a statement. “City Winery’s combination of maker, food and beverage and cultural spaces will not only advance the long-standing vision of the Pier as a premier public destination in Hudson River Park, but will also complement and enhance the other food-related uses that are planned for the balance of the Pier’s retail areas.”
Construction is expected to get underway shortly with plans to open the new City Winery in early 2020.
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