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Brooklyn Navy Yard enlists Food52 digital hub as new tenant

Digital culinary hub Food52 is transferring its headquarters from Chelsea to the Brooklyn Navy Yard — and, dramatically, to Dock 72, the ship-shaped waterfront office tower by Rudin Development and Boston Properties.

It’s a momentous transfer for Food52, the net cooking-and-home model that reaches 25 million individuals each month. It was named one of many world’s “most modern corporations by Fast Company journal in 2020.

But it’s simply as vital for the builders, who’ve been hungry for a new office tenant at Dock 72 since WeWork signed on as the anchor tenant and a growth associate six years in the past. WeWork occupies 220,000 of the constructing’s 675,000 sq. toes.

Food52 is taking 42,000 sq. toes on the complete thirteenth ground. The website’s co-founder and CEO, former New York Times meals editor Amanda Hesser,  mentioned the company “redefined” its workplace imaginative and prescient throughout the pandemic “to intertwine our worlds of content and commerce creation just as we do on the site.”

She mentioned they’re already beginning to build out studios and take a look at kitchens at Dock 72 and plan to maneuver there within the second half of 2022.

The 12-year deal comes as a aid to Rudin and Boston. Although WeWork’s dedication remained agency on the website regardless of its earlier woes, the builders’ efforts to lure extra tenants had been stymied by the pandemic.

In addition to a New York Ferry cease at its toes, technologically superior Dock 72 boasts 35,000 sq. toes of tenant facilities together with a meals corridor managed by FLIK Hospitality and Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events, a rooftop convention middle and a well being and wellness middle.

Terms of the Food52 lease weren’t accessible.

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