Southern food joint Hometown Bar-B-Que is leading a cast of new tenants at Industry City in Brooklyn. The restaurant, dubbed “New York’s Best Barbecue Restaurant” by New York Eater, specializes in pit-smoked meat and traditional Southern sides. It is opening a 5,000 s/f events and catering facility and a 100-seat “Bar-B-Que hall” on its new location on the corner of 35th Street and 3rd Avenue in Building 5. Hometown signed a 10-year lease and negotiated without brokers.
The other new tenants occupying ground floor spaces in the property include wine retailer Moore Brothers Wine Company, craft coffee and tea company Steampunk and florist Rose Red and Lavender. Moore Brothers signed a five-year lease for 2,500 s/f of retail space. Steampunk, which sells a craft coffee and tea brewing system that is controlled through an app, signed a ten-year lease for a 4,000 s/f space. Meanwhile, Brooklyn company Red Rose and Lavender took a 1,500 s/f space for a floral shop and event studio. The retailers are also located in Building 5, inside a 1,000 foot alleyway called Innovation Alley.
“The communal spaces and retail program at Industry City are unlike that of any property in the city,” said Kathe Chase, the director of leasing at Industry City. “We’re creating a culture-driving, curated and synergistic ground floor experience that serves our tenant community, the larger Sunset Park neighborhood, and visitors, in a way that is both practical and distinct. From food tastings to pop-up shops of makers located elsewhere in the campus, the ground floor offers people a unique way to engage all of the incredible creativity and innovation happening throughout the property.”
The companies join other Industry City tenants such as Landing Café and Lounge, Lilac Chocolates and Brooklyn Brine. With the new deals, owners Belvedere Capital and Jamestown have now leased more than two million square feet of space in the property.