By Devra Ferst, May 28 2015
Get grilled cheese from MeltKraft, crepes from By Suzette, coffee from FIKA, and more without leaving the subway station.
There hasn't been much progress on Turnstyle, the subterranean market in the concourse of the Columbus Circle subway station, since the Times announced the plans back in October. But, the Commercial Observer is reporting that the master lease is now signed, and woman in charge Susan Fine, who overhauled Grand Central's food court, hopes to have this project up and running by the end of the year.
More food vendors for the market, which runs under 8th Avenue from 57th to 58th Street, have been decided now, and the market is shaping up to be alright, but nothing out of the box. The food court, which will host live music performances, will sport Ignazio's Pizza, Gelato Ti Amo, grilled cheese spot MeltKraft, Bosie Tea Parlor, and organic cafe Ellary's Greens. There's also a lease out for a cupcake shop, since Magnolia Bakery apparently won't be moving in after all.
Over in the grab n' go section Dylan's Candy Bar will set up shop as will the Nut Box, FIKA, Just Falafel, creperie By Suzette, a place called Georgia's Cafe and Bakery. Vegan spot Blossom Du Jour will also be there, but amid some retail properties in the "impulse buy" area, or so it's been dubbed. There are deals for a craft beer shop and a doughnut vendor in the works, but no word on who will be taking those spots.