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Momofuku to be part of Manhattan Seaport transformation


New York -- The Howard Hughes Corp. announced that The Momofuku Group will open a new restaurant concept in the revitalized Seaport District in Lower Manhattan.

The Momofuku restaurant, along with the previously announced Jean-Georges restaurant, will both be located on the first level in the Pier 17 building currently under construction. This will mark the first time that chefs David Chang and Jean-Georges will open in the same building. The Seaport District will encompass seven buildings on several city blocks totaling more than 365,000 sq. ft. filled with dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural offerings.

“Signing Momofuku continues the Seaport District’s transformation into an anchor for the growing Lower Manhattan community and one of the ultimate destinations for unique culinary, fashion and entertainment experiences in New York City,” said David R. Weinreb, CEO for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Being one of the top innovators in the industry, David Chang and Momofuku are a natural fit for the Seaport District given its prominence as the original commercial hub and birthplace of innovation in the city.”

Established by chef and founder David Chang in 2004 with the opening of Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York City, Momofuku has grown to include locations in Sydney, Toronto and Washington, DC. Momofuku currently has a total of thirteen restaurants, a bakery with multiple locations established by award-winning pastry chef Christina Tosi (Milk Bar), two bars and a Culinary Lab. David Chang has been honored with awards from Food & Wine and Bon Appétit and was also one of the TIME 100, a GQ Man of the Year and has received five James Beard Awards.

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