LONG ISLAND CITY — Ridesharing company Uber and a new organic food market are the latest tenants to set up shop at the Falchi Building, a former warehouse in Queens that's been redeveloped in recent years by the team behind Chelsea Market.
Developer Jamestown renovated the property — once a warehouse for the department store Gimbels — after purchasing it in 2013, and has since turned it into a hub of offices as well as retail and food production sites.
Uber is leasing 25,074-square-feet of office space on the building's first and second floors, according to an announcement from real estate firm JLL, which brokered the deal.
The firm said Uber, which also has another office on Jackson Avenue, needs the new space to keep up with the company's "tremendous growth," in the New York area.
"The Falchi Building was ideal for the company, offering one of the most flexible layouts in Long Island City and the most advance infrastructure in the area," JLL's Vice Chairman Alexander Chudnoff said in a statement.
Also new to the building is an organic market that opened on the ground floor Tuesday, selling seafood, dairy, produce, baked goods and other grocery items, according to Jamestown.
Customers can sign up for boxes of regionally-sourced fruits and vegetables and can also add shares of goods like bread, seafood, meat, eggs and cheese, as well as specialty items like coffee, tea and olive oil.
The market also plans to offer classes on topics like canning and sausage-making, and events like an oyster tasting, according to its website.
Good Neighbor Queens is the latest in a string of food-related companies to move into the Falchi Building. Other tenants include Doughnut Plant and organic juice company Juice Press, while local spirits company Astoria Distilling plans to open a tasting room there.