Former W’burg Pfizer plant to become food production center

TRD New York /
Feb.February 21, 2012 11:30 AM

Fermented tea company Kombucha Brooklyn, Brooklyn Soda Works, and Steve’s Ice Cream have all inked leases at a new 660,000-square-foot Culinary Production Facility On Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg, Grub Street reported, a former Pfizer pharmaceutical plant.

The eight-story Pfizer plan shut up shop in 2008, a blow to the neighborhood. But the site was purchased by real estate investment firm Acumen Capital Partners last year; its plan to turn the plant into a food production center has attracted support from local politicians.

“Losing Pfizer was a big blow to Brooklyn but I was determined to make sure that this building continued to provide high quality jobs to Brooklynites,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. “I want to commend Acumen Partners for their commitment and creativity and for bringing in great companies like Kombucha Brooklyn, Brooklyn Soda Works and others. Like Pfizer, these companies are starting small, but one day they may be as big or even bigger than Pfizer and they will never turn their back on their place of birth, Brooklyn.” [Grub Street]


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