On June 2, Economic Development Corporation CEO James Patchett and Councilman Carlos Menchaca toured the new $15 million, 55,000-square-foot space for food manufacturing to meet the first three tenants: City Saucery, Salty Road and MOMO Dressing.
City Saucery is a family owned sauce and condiment company inspired by the traditions of Calabria, Italy. Salty Road is a salt-water taffy company featuring unique flavors and natural ingredients, while MOMO Dressing is a family owned Japanese salad dressing company.
Eventually, the space will be home to ten growing food manufacturing companies.
By filling the space with tenants working in the same field and at similar stages of growth, they are able to share ideas and resources, replicating other industry cluster models such as Silicon Valley.
Tenants in the annex building will eventually have the opportunity to expand to retail with planned community spaces at Pier 4, the Atrium and renovated lobbies.
“The very real potential for job creation in Sunset Park resulting from this food manufacturing hub is tremendously important and a big reason to celebrate today," Menchaca said.