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José and Team Announce Mercado Little Spain

June 2018

José and his ThinkFoodGroup team announced that their forthcoming Spanish food hall will debut in Spring 2019 as Mercado Little Spain. A joint venture with Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, including creative collaboration with fellow Spanish chefs Ferran and Albert Adrià, the all-day dining and market destination will be located at the base of 10 Hudson Yards, an immersive culinary experience that celebrates all things España.     

With its name inspired by the immigrant neighborhoods that forged the identity of New York and other US cities, Mercado Little Spain will indeed be its own delicious corner of Spain in the heart of Manhattan. This will be the first project for José in New York City, though he started his US culinary career there in 1991, and the first endeavor in the US for the Adriàs.      

“I’ve dreamed of opening in New York since I first came to this incredible country through New York Harbor,” said José. “I cannot wait to tell the many stories of Spain with my friends, Ferran and Albert, collaborating on this vision.”     

Mercado Little Spain will be a veritable love letter to Spain – featuring the many foods and drinks from all corners of this culinarily rich country. Whether guests have five minutes or several hours, there will be something for every taste – from a quick bite to eat in or take away to a true “tapas crawl” or a leisurely Spanish dinner. 

Unprecedented in its scope and breadth, Mercado Little Spain will span 35,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space – inspired by the historic food halls and markets of Spain yet with a decidedly modern interpretation highlighting the country’s most talented chefs, purveyors, artisans, designers and artists. 

The dynamic space will feature three full-service restaurants, offering different facets of Spanish cuisine and styles of dining throughout the day and several bars. There will also be a collection of individual stalls serving a wide selection of tapas and pintxos, from signature Spanish jamón to churros and fried seafoods to Spanish sandwiches, salads and pastries, as well as retail kiosks selling a variety of Spanish products and gift baskets

Mercado Little Spain will be located at the corner of 10th Avenue and West 30th Street in Hudson Yards, the new neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side and the largest private development in the United States.

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