The much-anticipated Limelight Marketplace opened its doors to the public this weekend after having many lives and renovations. What was once an Episcopal church, then an early 80s after-hours club, has turned into a chic daytime market. The 163-year-old gothic-inspired venue mimics an open-air European-style bazaar filled with a festival of clothing vignettes similar to mini pop-ups, sweet rooms, gourmet food grocers, and an outdoor courtyard filled with seasonal fruits and veggies. Despite disputes over a mall-type environment being successful in Manhattan, CEO and the former owner of Soho’s famed jean shop, Lounge, Jack Menashe says, “We’ve covered every category from fashion to books to candy to home.” Visit New York’s latest consumer experience in Chelsea at 47 West 20th Street, closer to 6th Ave.
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