Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates, Inc. (KDA) has arranged a 50,000 s/f lease for Koppers Specialty Chocolate Company at Liberty View Plaza at 850 3rd Avenue in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, NY.
Relocating from their 30,000 s/f former home in Greenwich Village, the chocolatier will continue making gourmet chocolates and specialty confections in New York City and will nearly double their workforce in this relocation and expansion.
As part of the deal, Empire State Development (ESD) will provide the company with up to $556,000 in performance-based Excelsior Jobs Program Tax Credits.
The company has agreed to create at least 27 new full-time jobs over the next five years, and keep them through at least 2025.
Prior to making the decision to remain in New York, Koppers considered relocating to Carlstadt, NJ among other places.
KDA and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) were tapped last year by Salmar Properties as co-exclusive brokers for Liberty View Plaza, an eight-story, one million-square-foot property.
Neil Dolgin and Jeffrey Unger of Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates are marketing the property, working alongside the team of Howard Kesseler and Jordan Gosin of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.