Pizza Moto Delivery, Beer Hall and Ramen Burgers Coming to Dean Street

By Rachel Holliday Smith on April 11, 2014 8:45am 

Slideshow
 The new converted warehouse at 1000 Dean Street in Crown Heights will include 140,000 square feet of loft-like office space, a 9,000-square-foot beer hall and four news food vendors including Ramen Burger.
A Glimpse of 1000 Dean
View Full Caption

CROWN HEIGHTS — Gourmet food lovers in northern Crown Heights are one step closer to having a new option for pizza delivery and a cavernous beer hall.

Wood-fired pizza seller Pizza Moto plans to deliver seven days a week from 1000 Dean Street, the mixed office and bar space located between Classon and Franklin avenues that partially opened Thursday, according to the pizzeria's website.

Pizza Moto, Blue Marble Ice Cream and a 9,000-square-foot watering hole called Berg'n are set to open in mid-May inside 1000 Dean, according to Chris Haven, the building's leasing agent.

Smorgasburg regular Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque will be there, too, and may consider delivery once counter service is up and running.

“I think it’s a very cool project in an area that has nothing like this,” said Micha Majid, co-founder of Mighty Quinn’s, who added the development is "well-timed" considering all the growth in the neighborhood.

Food vendors inside the beer hall will include Ramen Burger — which substitutes ramen patties for buns — and Asiadog, which serves up hot dogs with bahn mi toppings.

Berg'n will serve suds selected with help from Garrett Oliver at Brooklyn Brewery, according to Eric Demby, who co-created the beer hall and the Brooklyn Flea markets with Jonathan Butler.

The beer hall with indoor and outdoor seating will be open seven days a week until "late" in the evening, according to Demby.

1000 Dean's first commercial tenants are moving into the converted, four-story former Studebaker service station this week.

As 1000 Dean opens for business, two previously slated tenants will not be joining the rest. City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo planned to open her district office in the building, but it wasn't ready in time, said Havens, adding the building was about 50 percent leased.

Cumbo's office is now located at 1 Hanson Place.

In another update, Havens said a previous plan to create test kitchen space in the building is "not happening" after the arts and coworking space 3rd Ward closed abruptly in October. The group had been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the New York City Economic Development Corporation to operate an incubator kitchen for up-and-coming foodies.

The EDC said they are reviewing proposals for an operator of a culinary incubator to be located somewhere in central Brooklyn, but they have not made a decision on the project.

In the meantime, the space previously slated for the kitchen remains "open to a variety of uses," Butler said.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement