The Real Deal New York

Russ & Daughters anchoring Navy Yard food hall

Renowned NYC food institution takes 14K sf at Building 77

February 01, 2016 12:30PM

BK Navy Yard Marvel

From left: Rendering of Building 77 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (credit: Marvel Architects) and the whitefish selection at Russ & Daughters

The pickled herring scene in Brooklyn just got a whole lot more interesting.

Russ & Daughters, the legendary family-run Lower East Side store with fans such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will anchor a new food hall and manufacturing space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 77.

Russ & Daughters is taking 14,000 square feet on the ground floor of the 1 million-square-foot former warehouse, which is undergoing a $185 million renovation.

In addition to anchoring the building’s 60,000-square-foot food hall, the store will move its bakery and food production operations from Bushwick to the Navy Yard, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The new space will also house shipping and catering services as well as a shop serving breakfast and lunch, while Building 77 visitors will be able to view Russ & Daughters’ manufacturing facilities through glass walls – a concept that will also be replicated with other tenants at the food hall.

The century-old company, which was recently highlighted in a documentary called “The Sturgeon Queens,” is renowned for a menu that includes its signature smoked fish, caviar, bagels and bialys. In 2014, it opened a cafe at 127 Orchard Street.

[WSJ]Rey Mashayekhi