Union Market Opens On Houston Street Tomorrow

IMG_5678Alexa Mae Asperin

Park Slope has landed in the East Village.

Union Market will soft-open at 240 East Houston Street — the former home of Houston Deli & Grocery Corp., on the corner of Avenue A — sometime between 10 a.m. and noon tomorrow.

Following a grand opening next week, it’ll be open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., according to general manager Steve Cardona.

The gourmet market, which launched its first store in Park Slope in 2004 and has since opened two more in Brooklyn, professes a commitment to humanely-raised organic meat, prime butchering, local and seasonal produce, sustainable seafood, baked goods and desserts from local bakers, “chef-driven” prepared foods, and a wide variety of specialty products.

In February of last year, The Times wrote that the first Manhattan outpost would boast “green construction, expanded departments, a facility for aging beef and more services, including personal shopping.”