NYCEDC Seeks Restaurant Operator at Brooklyn Army Terminal
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking proposals to lease and operate restaurant space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. NYCEDC is requesting proposals to create a dining and/or catering establishment in an approximately 3,600-square-foot site in the BAT complex. The selected respondent will also have the option to operate a newsstand, a food cart at Pier 4 adjacent to the complex and throughout the common areas of BAT’s two main buildings. The operator may also provide similar services at nearby Bush Terminal. The lease would range from five to ten years, with renewal options for up to a total 20 years.
“The Brooklyn Army Terminal is a thriving manufacturing and industrial complex that employs more than 2,500 employees, but is missing dining options for its workers and visitors,” said NYCEDC President Robert C. Lieber. “BAT’s unique location is ideal for a new restaurant to emerge as a signature neighborhood establishment that BAT employees and local residents can enjoy.”
The restaurant space is located in the lobby of Building B and contains approximately 2,400 square feet of retail space to seat about 65 customers, and 1,200 square feet of storage space. It is equipped with a full-service commercial kitchen ideal for restaurant/dining and catering. It is anticipated that the restaurant will serve the BAT workforce and visitors, employees of other neighborhood businesses, and the employees of the nearby Lutheran Hospital.
BAT is a 97-acre campus located in the Southwestern Brooklyn Empire Zone and consists mainly of Building A and Building B that together contain about four million square feet of space, of which approximately three million square feet have been renovated. The facility is home to more than seventy companies that employ approximately 2,500 workers. Companies include light industrial, high-tech and back office uses. The BAT complex includes Pier 4, a public access pier with ferry service to Lower Manhattan. It is also home to the award-winning BATKids, the first day-care center in the City to be established in an industrial facility.
NYCEDC will use a variety of criteria to evaluate the proposals, including experience and track record in the food industry, ability to prepare and offer a variety of quality foods at reasonable prices including healthy and ethnic choices and ability to enter into a lease quickly. Other criteria would include financial return to the City, viability of business plan, projected impact on economic development, public health, safety, and welfare.
Interested parties are encouraged to schedule a walk-through of the available space by calling Lee Winter at (212) 312-4230. A copy of the RFP may be downloaded from www.nycedc.com/rfp. Responses are due no later than 3 p.m. on June 29, 2007
New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC’s mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City’s competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City’s many opportunities.