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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 workplace tower by Rudin Development and Boston Properties.

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

But it’s simply as essential for the builders, who’ve been hungry for a brand new workplace tenant at Dock 72 since WeWork signed on because the anchor tenant and a growth accomplice six years in the past. WeWork occupies 220,000 of the constructing’s 675,000 sq. ft.

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

She stated they’re already beginning to construct 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 reduction 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 have been stymied by the pandemic.

In addition to a New York Ferry cease at its ft, technologically superior Dock 72 boasts 35,000 sq. ft 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.