Boston foodies, rejoice: A giant food market is coming to an iconic building in the Fenway neighborhood.
Time Out Market Boston, a food emporium featuring 16 culinary offerings, outdoor patios, two bars, a cooking academy, and a retail shop, will open at the historic Landmark Center building in 2019, according to a statement issued by global media company Time Out Group.
“This is an exciting time to open Time Out Market in Boston where the food scene has been steadily evolving,” said Time Out Market CEO Didier Souillat in the statement. “The restaurant sector is enormously supportive of young local chefs—as are we—which ensures that the pool of talent in the city is continuously growing. We can’t wait for Bostonians to get their very own Time Out Market and to showcase our curated mix of Boston’s best chefs and restaurateurs alongside the most talented mixologists and artists.”
Time Out, a global media and entertainment business that operates in 108 cities across 39 countries, opened its first market in Lisbon in 2014. Time Out Market Boston is set to be the company’s third location, with a market in Miami planned for 2018.
“Visitors will get to taste food from the city’s top chefs and best restaurateurs, sip cocktails from award-winning mixologists and see stunning works of art by Boston’s rising talents,” the statement reads. “With its location in Fenway, the Time Out Market will be in close proximity to the city’s highest concentration of cultural institutions, its legendary nightlife, shopping, universities and colleges as well as Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox—all attracting millions of visitors to the area each year.”
The Landmark Center, located at 401 Park Drive, was built in 1929 as an original warehouse for Sears, Roebuck, and Company. Time Out will anchor the ground floor of the building, which will be completely restored during a $650 million renovation by development firm Samuels and Associates. Earlier this year, Samuels also announced plans to build a 1.1 acre park and to rename the building, changing it from Landmark Center to 401 Park.