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Good news for Financial District residents: enormous Beaux-Arts landmark The Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street, a once-crumbling structure that just received a $60 million dollar facade renovation, will house a gourmet marketplace selling fresh fish, meat and produce. The idea of the market was tossed out last February, but its development wasn't confirmed till today. After more renovations (revamping the interior is going to cost millions as well), the building will reopen as a boutique hotel; the food market will be installed on the structure's spacious, high-ceilinged second floor. With this and the massive Whole Foods planned for just north of the World Trade Center, it seems as if developers are finally realizing that people that live way downtown want/need places to buy groceries. Astounding.
· Battery Maritime Building: Gourmet Marketplace Confirmed! [Curbed]