Meatpacking District De-Markt

It's fun how the Meatpacking District is already experiencing rollover from one objectionable set of properties to another even more objectionable set. Markt, the restaurant on 9th Avenue and 14th Street, was moderately heinous in its own right — and yet the joint seemed a model of tasteful restraint compared to its newer Meatpacking neighbors. As expected though, the establishment was kicked to the curb on January 1, and now the construction drapes are up to hide the gutting and refurbishment into an Urban Outfitters or something. How's that piazza going, anyway?

Officially Sanitized: 401 West 14th Street [Curbed]
Fables of the Deconstruction, Markt Edition [Eater]

Earlier: Markt for Death