Canal Street Market, New York Canal Street Market, New York
Canal Street Market, New York Canal Street Market, New York
Canal Street Market, New York Canal Street Market, New York
Canal Street Market, New York Canal Street Market, New York

Walk on the wild side

16 : 12 : 2016 Canal Street Market : Placemaking Futures : Destination Retail

New York – Canal Street Market seeks to redefine the traditional street market by offering the community a new lifestyle experience.

  • The 12,000-square-feet space is located in the vibrant junction between the Chinatown, SoHo and Tribeca districts
  • Locals as well as visitors to the area will be able to enjoy retail, food and beverage vendors, as well as an arts space

Property developer Philip Chong created the initiative when he noticed a lack of retail-facing concepts on Canal Street that catered for and spoke to the people that live and work in the area.

Now Canal Street Market houses a mix of 23 artist and brand booths with a strong emphasis on artisanal, locally produced items as well as a large newsstand and coffee shop curated by Office magazine and an indoor garden.

Brands such as Fox Fodder Flowers, Leibal Homewares and Mast Brothers Chocolate are part of the scheme. In addition, a 100-square-feet glass-enclosed concept space called the Fishbowl will also host a sponsored artists residency, which begins with Emily Johnston live sketching and showcasing her photography project.

The Big Picture

The future of physical shopping is about creating a desire for destination and a location-specific brand experience. For more, see our Destination Retail market report.

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