8. Five Vendors Will Be Opening Their First Brick and Mortar Stores

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Five vendors will be opening up their first brick & mortar stores at the new Essex Street Market:  Mille Nonne, Don Ceviche, Zerza, Heros & Villians and Josephine’s Feast.

Another new addition to the market will be two full service restaurants. The first, Dhamaka will serve Indian street food and home-cooked cuisine, helmed by owner Roni Mazumdar who also operates the restaurant Rahi in Greenwich Village. The goal, he tells Eater, is to “demystify” Indian cuisine and show more regional dimension than the standard that gets served in the United States. Dhamaka is opening in about three months. The second full-service restaurant deal has not been inked yet.