Look inside Columbus Circle’s TurnStyle underground market – Metro US

Look inside Columbus Circle’s TurnStyle underground market

NYC’s newest food hall and market turns your walk to the subway into an opportunity to try something new. TurnStyle, a new Chelsea Market-style collection of 38 restaurants, grocers and retailers, opens just south of Columbus Circle on Tuesday, April 19, at 5 p.m.

Two years in the making, it’s transformed a disused corridor beneath Eighth Avenue leading to the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway stop into an airy, modern industrial market.

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TurnStyle is meant to feel like a street in the city, according to lead developer Susan E. Fine, and it accomplishes that with Insta-worthy mosaics on the floor and walls, brightly lit ceiling alcoves, elegant gratingto hide the guts of the station and generally looking like a 21st-century subway corridor should look. TurnStyle is inviting in the way that makes you crave custom doughnuts and sea salt hand cream. There’s even wine and beer, courtesy of Ellary’s Greens.

The shops, most of them hand-picked by Fine (and often from personal experience as an Upper West Sider), are meant to cater to the half-commuter, half-tourist crowd of about 90,000 who come through daily. There’s live entertainment planned for the southern end of the corridor, with Lincoln Center first up.

Sorry, Columbus Circle commuters. You’re about to have a lot of company.