The first installment of a long-awaited plan to redesign Faneuil Hall Marketplace has finally surfaced a year and a half later than expected, a delay the landlord says was due to an elaborate but unfruitful attempt to bring an Eataly to Quincy Market.
Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp, a New York real estate firm that bought the lease to the marketplace in 2011, will present a preliminary redevelopment plan for Quincy Market to the Boston Landmarks Commission next week. Initial changes focus on improving access to the market’s second floor with two new escalators and an elevator.
The real estate firm said it had initially centered plans for the marketplace on a massive overhaul of Quincy Market to accommodate Eataly, celebrity chef Mario Batali’s Italian food emporium. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.