Aug. 26, 2021 By Michael Dorgan
The real estate developer behind an upcoming food and beverage hall in Astoria has announced that two additional restaurants will open at the venue.
A Columbian restaurant called Arepa Lady and a vegan restaurant named Urban Vegan Roots are the latest tenants set to be housed at The World Artisan Market, a repurposed warehouse located at 34-39 31st St.
The market has room for six restaurants and all have now been filled. The food hall will also feature Italian, Spanish and Asian restaurants with openings to begin over the coming weeks.
Arepa Lady is a Jackson-Heights restaurant known for its authentic arepas and Colombian cuisine. It will open at the venue in November, a restaurant spokesperson said, in a space that is connected to the market’s outdoor garden area. It will also come with a bar.
Urban Vegan Roots will open at the location sometime in the fall and it will serve vegan pizzas, waffles and burgers. Its owners operate one other vegan-themed establishment which is located in Manhattan.
“Everyone will be open and operating by end of the year,” said Steve Lysohir, who is the president of EJ Stevens, the Astoria-based development company behind the project.
The warehouse, which is 18,000 square feet, comes with high ceilings, open floor