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Blue Bottle Coffee switches Williamsburg locations

Artisanal coffee company is hopping from 160 Berry Street to 76 North 4th Street
January 05, 2015 05:00PM

UPDATED, Jan. 6, 2:37 p.m.: Blue Bottle Coffee — the Oakland, Calif.-based coffee wholesaler, roaster, and retailer — is moving its Williamsburg location just around the corner to 76 North 4th Street from 160 Berry Street.

The company’s new 2,100-square-foot space is in the Lewis Steel Building, a recently renovated 1930s warehouse that’s being developed into a mixed-use luxury rental by Cayuga Capital and Jacob Toll, the son of real estate mogul Robert Toll. Blue Bottle signed a 10-year lease.

Other retail tenants in the building will include independent bookseller McNally-Jackson and Steven Alan Home.

Lee & Associates’ Garry Steinberg and Jaime Schultz brokered the deal. Blue Bottle was represented by Julian Hitchcock of the F&B Group.

“Williamsburg is world-renowned for its hipster denizens and java enthusiasts,” Steinberg said in a release.

“This is a great area for retail and restaurants with non-stop pedestrian traffic. Blue Bottle is relocating from around the corner to a new space that is grand, inviting and open,” Schultz said.

Blue Bottle has raised $45.7 million in venture capital. It has seven New York locations, plus seven in the Bay Area and two in Los Angeles. The new cafe at 76 North 4th Street is expected to open in November 2015. — Tess Hofmann