Brooklyn Navy Yard enlists Food52 digital hub as new tenant

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Dock 72 Dock 72, the ship-shaped waterfront bureau operation by Rudin Development and Boston Properties, volition play big to the caller determination of Food 52, which is moving from Chelsea. BXP Rudin Development

Digital culinary hub Food52 is moving its office from Chelsea to the Brooklyn Navy Yard — and, dramatically, to Dock 72, the ship-shaped waterfront bureau operation by Rudin Development and Boston Properties.

It’s a momentous determination for Food52, the online cooking-and-home marque that reaches 25 cardinal radical each month. It was named 1 of the world’s “most innovative companies by Fast Company mag successful 2020.

But it’s conscionable arsenic important for the developers, who’ve been bare for a caller bureau tenant astatine Dock 72 since WeWork signed connected arsenic the anchor tenant and a improvement partner six years ago. WeWork occupies 220,000 of the building’s 675,000 quadrate feet.

Food52 is taking 42,000 quadrate feet connected the full 13th floor. The site’s co-founder and CEO, erstwhile New York Times nutrient exertion Amanda Hesser,  said the institution “redefined” its workplace imaginativeness during the pandemic “to intertwine our worlds of contented and commerce instauration conscionable arsenic we bash connected the site.”

She said they’re already starting to physique retired studios and trial kitchens astatine Dock 72 and program to determination determination successful the 2nd fractional of 2022.

The 12-year woody comes arsenic a alleviation to Rudin and Boston. Although WeWork’s committedness remained steadfast astatine the tract contempt its earlier woes, the developers’ efforts to lure much tenants were stymied by the pandemic.

In summation to a New York Ferry halt astatine its feet, technologically precocious Dock 72 boasts 35,000 quadrate feet of tenant amenities including a nutrient hallway managed by FLIK Hospitality and Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events, a rooftop league halfway and a wellness and wellness center.

Terms of the Food52 lease were not available.