Brooklyn-based brewpub Randolph Beer has joined the thriving food and lifestyle scene in North Williamsburg, signing a 12,228 s/f lease for retail and manufacturing space at 25 Kent – Brooklyn’s newest office and manufacturing building.
This will be the brewer’s second Williamsburg location and primary brewing operations outpost, with additional locations in DUMBO and Nolita.
“When seeking a spot to launch the next chapter of Randolph’s growth, we thought 25 Kent was a perfect fit,” said Dave Plate, the CEO of Randolph Beer.
“We are excited to join the building’s diverse and creative waterfront ecosystem, and to build a North Williamsburg flagship right in our own backyard.”
Known for its mash-up of house brews, big games and clean eats, Randolph Beer has brought its experiential brand of hospitality to New Yorkers for almost a decade.
The lease at 25 Kent will allow Randolph Beer to scale up the group’s manufacturing capacity and build its largest brewery to date as well as its first canning operation. There will also be a tap room with unobstructed city views, a gathering-friendly restaurant space and large-format, immersive games.
“At 25 Kent, we want to cultivate an innovative and creative community,” said Jeff Fronek, Vice President and Director of Investments at Rubenstein Partners. “As an authentic and home-grown brewery, Randolph Beer became an important component of our strategy to provide a dynamic experience at the building.”
Developed as a partnership between Rubenstein Partners and Heritage Equity Partners, 25 Kent is ideally located in a neighborhood that is young, vibrant and filled with entrepreneurs, artists and artisans.
The building occupies a full block bounded by Wythe and Kent Avenues and North 12th and North 13th Streets, directly across the street from Bushwick Inlet Park, the city’s newest waterfront park, now underway.
A product of collaboration between design architect Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and design development architect Gensler, the newly completed eight-story, 500,000 s/f commercial office building is the first of its type erected in North Williamsburg in more than 40 years.
It’s conceived to be a hub of innovation in which the tech, creative, design, production and light manufacturing industries can collaborate and grow together.
The landlord was represented by Lee & Associates.