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Before Chelsea Market undergoes its controversial expansion plan, it'll undergo a few smaller changes; namely, adding eight spaces for new vendors. The Times explains that will mostly include food vendors, as the conditions for the approval of its new office towers involved an agreement that 75% of its merchants must sell food.
But that won't be all. The article adds, "A map of the project's floor plan shows a possible bicycle shop and barbershop in the original loading dock and office space." As far as rent goes, the spaces will be priced between $200 and $400 per square foot, which is "substantially more than typical rents in Chelsea." However, they'll come with complimentary power and water supply, not to mention easy access to The Lobster Place for lunch.
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