Despite the considerable excitement surrounding the project -- it's been hyped by the likes of The New York Times and Governor Andrew Cuomo -- the truth is that it's been fraught almost since the beginning. Bourdain, for his part, has been frank about the difficulties of creating an authentic international food market, and rumors of challenges facing the project previously culminated with news that its opening date had been pushed back a whopping three years. In addition to Bourdain's lack of a lease for the proposed location, the project's CEO stepped down back in March. Still, it's a huge bummer, for Bourdainophiles and foodies alike.
However, Bourdain left open the possibility for a Bourdain Market in a different NYC location in the future.