Time Out Market to reopen in Dumbo this month

Time Out market
Time Out Market in Dumbo.
Nicole Fara Silver

Dumbo’s Time Out Market will reopen some time this month after a five-month pandemic closure, according to a statement by its operators released Wednesday.

“Time Out Market New York, the city’s premiere food and cultural market, announces that it will be reopening in May,” the May 5 statement read. “The Time Out Market team along with New York’s top chefs and restaurateurs, look forward to welcoming guests and the community back to the historic waterfront.”

The Water Street food hall did not reveal an opening date or lineup of restaurants, but said that the slate will feature “old favorites as well as exciting newcomers.”

The market by namesake British magazine Time Out closed its doors in December after a drop in patrons amid COVID-19 worries and government health restrictions.

General Manager Scott Ubert at the time said that take-out and pick-up food service alone was not sustainable for the business and that it would reopen once officials fully lifted coronavirus restrictions. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that Gotham’s restaurants and bars can open at full capacity for indoor dining starting May 19, while still adhering to guidelines like spacing patrons six-feet apart and requiring mask wearing.

Time Out Market opened in an old industrial building between Dock and Main streets in 2019, hosting 21 of the publication’s top-rated bars and eateries.

Last summer, the foodie emporium reopened its stable of restaurants in phases, while also capitalizing on its 10,150-square-feet of outdoor space, which includes its scenic rooftop terrace and riverside seating for almost 250 people. 

Time Out Market [55 Water St., between Main and Dock streets in Dumbo, www.timeoutmarket.com/newyork/, 917-810-4855]. Opening date and times to be determined.