Brooklyn Bakery Moving to New Office and Retail Complex in East Williamsburg
By Rebecca Baird-Remba November 7, 2018 1:06 pmreprints
Native Bread and Pastry is moving its bakery operations to Hudson Companies’ under-construction office and industrial project, dubbed The Breeze, at 315 Meserole Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The 33-year-old pastry and bread maker is relocating from South Williamsburg to 2,663 square feet in the renovated warehouse near the Morgan and Montrose Avenue L stops, according to the landlord. The bakery’s ground-floor space will include both production operations and a retail shop, which will serve pastry and lunch options.
Native Bread inked a 10-year lease and is the development’s first tenant. It will move in later this year when the 100,000-square-foot building opens, and its café and bakery will open in the spring of 2019. Asking rent was in the mid-$40s per square foot, per a spokesman for the landlord.
“We’re excited to welcome Native Bread and Pastry to the Breeze, which will add a quality lunch option to an area drawing interest from young companies,” Chris Tepper, a senior project manager at Hudson Companies, said in a prepared statement. “With high ceilings, lots of light and protected 360-degree views, 24/7 access, a secure bike room, landscaped outdoor space and an exciting rooftop venue just upstairs, the Breeze will be one of the top office and retail destinations for companies that are increasingly drawn to the convenience and culture of North Brooklyn.”
Ben Waller of ABS represented both Hudson Companies and Native Bread and Pastry in the deal. Waller noted in a press release that the landlord is “thrilled” with the bakery because “their food is amazing and people from the building and neighborhood will be able to grab a sandwich or pastry, and relax under a tree in the courtyard.”
Designed by S9 Architecture, the renovation of the industrial building will add a rooftop penthouse, a 6,000-square-foot landscaped yard on the ground floor and a 2,000-square-foot retail arcade called the “Breezeway.” Hudson Companies is also revamping the building’s lobbies, bathrooms, HVAC systems, elevators, electrical systems and internet infrastructure.