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Industry City announces city’s largest heated outdoor seating experience

December 16, 2020 Jaime DeJesus

As New York City restaurants continue to struggle following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that indoor dining was banned on Monday, Dec. 14, Industry City announced that it is launching an extensive heating experience from its vendors.

The heated indoor seating at Industry City. Photo courtesy of Industry City.

Throughout the winter, courtyard seating will include heaters lining each building with outdoor HVAC installations.

The three courtyards will also host five total breathable tents and heated options throughout. The heated tenting totals upwards of 12,000 square feet.

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38 small business vendors will take part in the experience, making it New York City’s largest heated outdoor dining experience this week.

Photo courtesy of Industry City.

“New Yorkers want to support small business and the hospitality industry as much as they can this season,” said Jim Somoza, director of development for Industry City. “They also want to have communal experiences in a safe and warm environment. We are uniquely suited to transform our courtyard space into a heated dining and drinking experience, essentially taking
our indoor food hall outdoors.

Since the heat is created from the building’s already intact infrastructure, the outdoor heating ducts allow the tents to have open-air circulation while remaining comfortable.

The sides of the buildings are dotted with new seating for additionally spaced spots. Customers will also be able to see IC’s new ice rink, a fire pit, and holiday décor.

Photo courtesy of Industry City.

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