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Blue Bottle to Relocate Williamsburg Roasting HQ to Renovated 1930s Warehouse

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Rendering of the Lewis Steel building, currently under construction.

Blue Bottle Coffee is planning to move its New York roasting headquarters to the Lewis Steel Building in North Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Blue Bottle opened its Berry Street roastery and bar in 2010, but New York real estate news site The Real Deal is reporting that the company has signed a 10-year lease for a 2,100-square-foot space just around the corner at 76 North 4th Street, with plans to open in November 2015. The Lewis Steel Building is a renovated residential building with amenities like private rooftop canopies, a bocce court and rooftop vegetable gardens.

Oakland-based Blue Bottle currently operates 16 cafes throughout the Bay Area, New York and Los Angeles, with roasteries in each market. In addition to the new Williamsburg digs, Blue Bottle is also building out a new retail bar in Park Slope in Northwest Brooklyn.

In Williamsburg, Blue Bottle will reportedly be joined by other street-level retail tenants including independent bookseller McNally-Jackson and home goods boutique Steven Alan Apothecary & Home. The Real Deal has more:

Lee & Associates’ Garry Steinberg and Jaime Schultz brokered the deal. Blue Bottle was represented by Julian Hitch of the F&B Group. “Williamsburg is world-renowned for its hipster denizens and java enthusiasts,” Steinberg said in a release.

“This is a great area for retail and restaurants with non-stop pedestrian traffic. Blue Bottle is relocating from around the corner to a new space that is grand, inviting and open,” Schultz said.


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