City Winery announces new Pier 57 location
City Winery announced last July that they’d be leaving their location of ten years, at the corner of Varick and Vandam, in 2020, as the whole block is being razed to make way for Disney’s new headquarters. Now they’ve announced their new location, which will be part of the new development at Pier 57 in Hudson River Park that will also house Google and an 80,000-sq. ft.rooftop public park. The new space, which they’ve signed a 25-year lease with RXR/Young Woo for, will feature two performance spaces and a restaurant and tasting room:
City Winery’s new flagship location in NYC will feature two performance venues; a seated 350-seat concert hall, a smaller 150-capacity loft space, a 100-seat capacity restaurant and tasting room with breath-taking views of Hudson River Park (including the park’s forthcoming Pier 55), and a fully functioning winery/wine production facility. The wine-making facility and barrel storage room will be visible from both from the street along the Hudson River Park esplanade, and from the main entrance to the Pier. Within the restaurant area will be a pizza bar and coffee roasting station to complete the “maker” feel of the offerings. The tasting bars will feature the company’s proprietary tap system featuring over 12 wines straight from the keg. City Winery strives not only to create wine that contains low to no sulfites, but also to reduce the carbon footprint they leave behind. City Winery at Pier 57 will be open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
“We are excited and honored to have found a home in Hudson River Park and to be amongst so many architecturally significant buildings in this area,” City Winery founder and CEO Michael Dorf says. “To bring our winemaking, food, and music to this market complex feels like a karmic honor.”
Construction is to begin on the new space soon, with an opening planned for early 2020. Check out a couple of artist renderings of the new venue in the gallery above.