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Craft beer joint Mekelburg’s to open at Two Trees’ 325 Kent Avenue

Two Trees Management announced that the team behind Mekelburg’s, the Clinton Hill-based specialty food and craft beer shop, will open a new culinary concept at 325 Kent Avenue, at the Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment site.

Mekelburg’s new Williamsburg location is expected to open late 2017/early 2018.

“As we’ve demonstrated in DUMBO and elsewhere throughout New York, Two Trees is committed to helping local businesses grow,” said Jed Walentas, principal of Two Trees Management.

“The Mekelburg’s team will bring a great first retail anchor to the reimagined Domino Sugar site and a welcomed addition to the thriving live-work community along the Williamsburg waterfront.”

“The Domino Sugar Factory site will soon be a top 24/7 destination in Brooklyn and we can’t wait to bring our favorite beers and bites to Domino and the surrounding Williamsburg community,” said Mekelburg’s owner Alicia Mekelburg.

Mekelburg’s, which has served customers from its Clinton Hill location since June 2015, is known for its craft beers, artisanal sandwiches, locally-sourced cheeses, and epicurean baked potatoes, a crowd-favorite.

The store, bar, and restaurant, which will occupy one of the largest ground-floor retail spaces (4,000 s/f) at Two Trees’ 325 Kent Avenue will be the first retailer to open at the redeveloped Domino Sugar site.

Bonnie Campbell of Two Trees Management represented Two Trees in leasing negotiations in-house. Lee and Associates’ Jaime Schultz; Garry Steinberg, and Jeffrey Lopez represented the tenant.

Designed by SHoP Architects, 325 Kent Avenue is a 16-story, 522-unit mixed-use residential building currently under development just north of the Williamsburg Bridge.

Located between South 3rd and 4th Streets, 325 Kent will be the first building to open within the five-building Domino Sugar development.

Once complete, the 11-acre waterfront site will contain 600,000 s/f of office space (including the 380,000 s/flandmark Refinery building), six-acres of James Corner-designed waterfront park space, 2,800 rental apartments, 700 of which will be affordable, and 200,000 s/f of community and retail space.

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