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6 Local Eateries to Open at New Food Hall in Brooklyn Navy Yard

By Alexandra Leon | January 9, 2017 3:37pm | Updated on January 10, 2017 5:24pm
 The Brooklyn Navy Yard's new food hall is slated to open by mid-2017.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard's new food hall is slated to open by mid-2017.
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BROOKLYN — A half-dozen local eateries will be joining Russ & Daughters and Brooklyn Brewery at the Navy Yard’s new food hall, which is expected to open this year.  

The 60,000-square-foot food hall at Building 77, the Navy Yard’s largest development project, will feature eight full restaurants and two food-and-beverage kiosks. 

► Prospect-Lefferts Gardens smoothie shop Brooklyn Greenery will be opening its second outpost at Building 77, offering breakfast and lunch options like smoothies, salads, juices and acai bowls.

 Rustik Tavern, which has been on DeKalb Avenue in Bedford Stuyvesant since 2008, will open a restaurant and bar. The comfort-food joint serves classic dishes like burgers, mac and cheese, and chicken and waffles. The restaurant will host regular community events through partnerships with local schools and nonprofits, the Navy Yard said. 

► Crown Heights Caribbean fixture The Food Sermon will serve its signature Island Bowls, filled with savory stewed meats in coconut ginger and spicy tomato sauces. The restaurant will also manufacture its own brand of bottled hot sauces and teas at the Navy Yard’s manufacturing facility.

► Long Island City-based commercial kitchen Tiny Drumsticks will open a commissary that will be shared by local chefs and smaller food manufacturers. The operation will be helmed by Bite Size Kitchen, a catering company and Smorgasburg vendor that serves traditional American breakfast and lunch items. 

► Another Smorgasburg veteran, Korean barbecue stand We Rub You, will be selling Korean specialties and condiments alongside its takeout menu, which includes Korean BBQ sliders.

► Bed-Stuy Haitian spot Grandchamps will serve traditional Haitian breakfast and lunch options, as well as coffees and teas. 

Meanwhile, Mast Brothers Chocolate and Brooklyn Roasting Company will sell items like non-alcoholic chocolate beer and coffee products from their two respective kiosks. 

The food hall will be anchored by longtime appetizing shop Russ & Daughters and Brooklyn Brewery.

“The food hub will truly reflect the diversity of Brooklyn,” said Navy Yard head David Ehrenberg in a statement. “As the Yard grows, it will create a necessary place where tenants can come together and collaborate, while supporting the local business community with every bite.”

The food hall is slated to open by mid-2017 and create 150 to 250 new jobs, a spokeswoman for the Navy Yard said. 
Building 77 is undergoing a $185 million redesign to become the borough’s next tech and design hub. The revamp of the 1-million-square-foot building is expected to add 3,000 jobs to the neighborhood.