The Lower East Side institution will open a retail and bagel sandwich shop on the ground floor of Building 77 at the Navy Yard’s new food hall, slated to be completed by early 2017.
This will be the first retail space outside of Manhattan for Russ & Daughters, which was founded in 1914 and opened a Lower East Side cafe in 2014.
“Russ & Daughters has been a part of the fabric of New York for 102 years,” said fourth-generation owner Niki Russ in a statement. “We hope to be around for at least as many more.”
The company is leasing 14,000 square feet of space for the sandwich shop and manufacturing space. The new location will help the shop ramp up food production and distribution by adding more than 30 new jobs.
The new space at the Navy Yard will feature quick breakfast and lunch options for Navy Yard tenants, employees and visitors, as well as a bakery that will sell New York classics like babka, bagels and black and white cookies.
The Navy Yard location will give Russ & Daughters a new central kitchen and shipping center to stock their Lower East side locations, as well as distribute wholesale and nationwide shipping orders.
The shop will also offer catering options and cooking classes for the public.
Building 77, an underused storage space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, is undergoing a $185 million redesign to become the borough’s next tech and design hub. The revamp of the one-million-square-foot building is expected to add 3,000 jobs to the neighborhood.
The Navy Yard is looking to add more food vendors and retailers to the ground-floor of Building 77. Businesses interested in leasing space at the new building can visit this website for more information.