Wired City

Fiber Challenge Winner: Gourmet Chocolate Company Tumbador Chocolate


Michael Altman is not happy with his current Internet connection. Head of gourmet chocolate company Tumbador Chocolate, Mr. Altman says the fastest Internet connection offered in his workplace is—wait for it—DSL. What is this, 1999?

“The DSL line goes off often, at least twice a month for a [full] day,” Mr. Altman said. “The line has been damaged since Hurricane Sandy. We go up and down all the time, meaning we have no Internet, or the Internet is so slow that dial-up is faster…When you have no Internet you might as well close and run away.” Read More

Lease Beat

Colson Patisserie Signs 4,000-Square-Foot Industry City Lease

Industry City

Colson Patisserie inked a roughly 4,000-square-foot lease at 220 East 36th Street in the Industry City complex, The Commercial Observer has learned.

The space will include a working bakery and a retail cafe component of the Belgian bakery, which opened its first Brooklyn location in 2006 at 374 9th Street in Park Slope. Colson will not be the only Industry City tenant with sweet tooth appeal: Blue Marble Ice Cream and Tumbador Chocolate already produce confections in the 16-building, 1.1-million-square-foot Sunset Park compound.

Julius Chabbott, director of real estate at Industry City, represented the landlord. Colson represented itself. Read More