Jean-Georges Vongerichten Has Designs on South Street Seaport – FLORENCE FABRICANT

The chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is planning an ambitious new food market to anchor the culinary offerings at the South Street Seaport starting in 2017.

The Howard Hughes Corporation is scheduled to announce on Wednesday that it is teaming with Mr. Vongerichten and his partner, Phil Suarez, to plan and execute the 40,000-square-foot market in the Tin Building at the seaport, pending approval from the city.

The market will sell food from local, domestic and international purveyors. This is the first time Mr. Vongerichten, who has restaurants in several countries, has been involved in a food market. He will also open a seafood restaurant on two floors on Pier 17 at the center of the seaport, which Howard Hughes is renovating and expanding.

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