Russ & Daughters anchoring Navy Yard food hall

Renowned NYC food institution takes 14K sf at Building 77

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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.

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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