A newly released, high-level rendering of a planned artisanal marketplace at 75 Pine St. shows a spacious, 1.5-story structure set back from the road in an airy, open space that includes outdoor seating.
The mock-up is early yet and details such as windows may change, though the concept of a Grand Central marketplace-style concessioner with a butcher, baker and cheese-maker on site remains part of the plan, according to Peter Lane of NCLC, owner of the property that for decades had been a dry cleaners.
“We’re going to look to see who comes our way and fill the bays inside,” Lane said. “We’d love to engineer a good mix that makes a great experience when you come into the space for gourmet-to-go, maybe some prepared meats and cheeses and breads. It will also serve as an event space with some functions.”
Lane has said that artisans creating specialty foods will each have their own kitchen and counter space, and will share some common space inside. The main area inside will include a fireplace and described the exterior as “with a metal roof and in the style of an old train station building.”
The 2,352-square-foot, 57-year-old cleaners’ building is coming down now.
Pine Street with the new marketplace—opening is planned for this fall—will have gone a total transformation in two years, with Mrs. Green’s and Oxygen Fitness at one end, and CT Sandwich Co. joining Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee and Tony’s Deli at the other.
Here’s where 75 Pine St. is: