Juice and Raw Food Chain to Open Superstore in Long Island City
LONG ISLAND CITY — A growing chain that sells cold-pressed organic juices, smoothies and raw foods will be peddling its healthy wares from a new location in Queens.
Juice Press, which has 21 existing or soon-to-open locations in the New York, is planning a new "superstore" for The Falchi Building in Long Island City that will be part retail shop, part production facility, according to the company.
The juice makers are the latest food-related tenant announced for the former warehouse building at 31-00 47th Ave., where developer Jamestown Properties — the same name behind Chelsea Market — has signed retailers that include an artisanal cheese shop and a gelato company.
"We waited patiently for the right space in the Falchi building and refused to make a move until Juice Press could be precisely in this building," Marcus Antebi, Juice Press founder and CEO, said in a statement.
"It has the location and infrastructure needed to do a retail store and production without interruption, continuing the mission to offer healthy grab-and-go options throughout the five boroughs."
The new space will be 18,000 square feet, and its retail component will offer products similar to the company's other locations, which sell cleansing juices, smoothies, and raw vegan foods like chia seed pudding and marinated kale salads.
Juice Press opened two new Manhattan stores earlier this month, one in TriBeCa and another on 55th Street and 6th Avenue. The company is hoping to open the Queens site this summer, according to spokeswoman.