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Ample Hills Creamery and 4 More Eateries Sign Leases at Industry City

Additions include the Campus’ first-ever full-service restaurant and New York’s first sake brewery.

Industry City has announced five new lease signings with food an beverage providers that will bring unique dining options to the Sunset Park complex.

“These newcomers and expansions will enrich and broaden the already lively and immersive F&B experience at Industry City,” said Jim Somoza, Managing Director of Industry City, in a press release. 

“Our mission is to create a dynamic ecosystem of innovation, retail, culinary offerings, entertainment and culture that offers an unrivaled atmosphere for tenants and visitors. These new destinations will undoubtedly surprise and satisfy our community while also serving as inspiring backdrops for creativity and connection.”

Chefs Brendan Kelley and Dan Grossman, formerly of Roberta’s, have signed a lease for a 3,700-square-foot restaurant, Confidant, on the ground floor of Building 5. The New American restaurant will be Industry City’s first standalone full-service restaurant. 

“We are thrilled to unveil Confidant at Industry City next year,” said Chef Kelley, co-owner and founder of Confidant. “Industry City is a community overflowing with creativity and inspiration, and we look forward to making our own creative contribution to this vibrant campus, offering a rotating menu that blends contemporary American cuisine with seasonal classics.” Confidant is scheduled to open in 2024.

This month, Brooklyn Kura, New York’s first sake brewery, will expand from its existing 3,500-square-foot tasting room to a 20,000-square-foot production facility and taproom in Building 6. With investment from Hakkaisan, one of Japan’s most respected sake brewers, the new space will more than double Brooklyn Kura's current brewing capacity. The two-story space will now boast an entirely new menu of inventive small plates and shochu-based cocktails.

In Building 4, Japan Village will grow by 10,000 square feet. Currently home to the Sunrise Mart marketplace, a food hall serving up authentic Japanese cuisine, and The Loft, a center for Japanese art, beauty, lifestyle, and culture, Japan Village will expand in spring 2024 to include Japanese barbecue, karaoke rooms, and a Japanese bakery.

Turkish-inspired German street food spot, the Kotti Döner, currently residing in the Food Hall, building 2, will grow 150 square feet across from their existing location. The new space will house their new culinary concept, Moritz Pommes Frites Bar, serving German-loaded fries and hand-battered fried chicken with a ton of signature sauces; plus Sausages and German dogs.

Beloved Brooklyn ice cream brand Ample Hills signed a lease for a 7,000-square-foot commissary kitchen in Building 2, as well as a scoop shop in the Industry City Food Hall in Building 2, both of which are now in operation.

Lastly, the owners of Uluh East Village are opening a new restaurant, The Bao Chinese Restaurant, which is set to open in Building 3.

An epicenter for dining and drinking in Brooklyn, Industry City is also home to favorites such as Frying Pan Brooklyn, Ends Meat, Colson Patisserie and so much more.

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