Related Cos. Joint Venture with Union Square Events to Expand Culinary, Hospitality Platform

NEW YORK CITY—Related Companies and Union Square Events have formed a partnership to further expand Union Square Events’ culinary and hospitality offerings nationally and internationally. Upcoming projects include initiatives in the up-and-coming Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side (also home to Union Square Events 10,000-sq.-ft. commercial kitchen space), increasing in-stadium opportunities and growing the catering and events business in core markets.

Hudson Yards is a 26-acre mixed-use development accommodating over 13 million sq. ft. of commercial and residential space. The master plan comprises approximately 5,000 residences, 6 million sq. ft. of state-of-the-art commercial office space, a 1 million-sq.-ft. destination retail center with over 130,000-sq.-ft. of two-level space for specialty destination restaurants, cafes, markets and bars, a five star hotel, a cultural space and a new 750-seat school, planned around 14 acres of public open space. Union Square Events is expected to program a number of the spaces at Hudson Yards featuring culinary and hospitality offerings such as private dining spaces for tenants, signature events, catered affairs, new eateries, and open-air cafés.

Union Square Events develops and operates culinary solutions for sports venues and cultural institutions across the Northeast, including El Verano Taquería , Box Frites and USHG brand outposts Shake Shack and Blue Smoke at the Mets’ Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. as well as seasonal open-air café Public Fare at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, home to The Public’s Shakespeare in the Park.

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