New use for an old warehouse

c3si_dsc05031via Rory  Pasquariello at the Hudson Reporter – The neighborhood of warehouses on the southern end of Bergen Point that once housed 20th Century industrial sites such as Maidenform, which manufactured women’s apparel, and Babcock and Wilcox, which made steam boilers, is now enjoying a makeover. A 12,000-square-foot warehouse called “Filling Station East” was recently outfitted to store and distribute kegged and canned wine. The company is a joint venture between formerly competing premium wine companies – Gotham Wine on the East Coast and Free Flow Wines on the West Coast.

The advantage to kegged and canned wine is shelf-life. Because oxygen permeates cork, bottled wine that’s corked has to be consumed within days of opening. Canned and kegged wine, however, last much longer and allow restaurants and bars to serve individual glasses more easily.

The Gotham Project’s first wine was called “The Finger,” a 2009 Finger Lakes Riesling from Seneca Lake, NY. The company has named its classic wine “the middle finger.”

The building is the site of the former EMD Chemical facility, part of the original Merck Family Holdings. It was also home to a WWII POW camp, which housed thousands of Italian POWs. The Alessi Organization acquired the brownfield site from Rollins Terminal and salvaged it after two decades lying dormant.

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Business News: Steak & Bake Opens

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City officials and clergy members were on hand to celebrate the opening of Steak & Bake, a new breakfast and lunch spot on Kennedy Boulevard between 23rd and 24th streets. Sept. 29, 2017. (Corey McDonald at The Jersey Journal)

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently for Steak & Bake, a new food business on Kennedy Boulevard between 23rd and 24th streets. “It was my dream to open something like this; walking by one day I saw it was for sale and I said ‘This is it,'” said Sobhy Hanna, the owner of the new lunch spot. Keep reading at NJ.com

Business News: Taproot Organics

21761987_1070292119769067_6059657155134394753_nThe buildout is almost complete at the newest outpost of Taproot Organics. If you are looking for superior skin care this store should be on your “must list”.  You can find all the good stuff at 377 Broadway & 17th Street, across from the Firestone. They are currently open on Saturdays and Sundays. Check out their website: http://www.taprootorganics.com/.

About Taproot Organics via their FB page

FRESH IS BEST. Taproot Organics Chef / Owner Daniel Grunes uses his culinary expertise to create skin-quenching personal care for men, women, and kids using high quality organic ingredients found in the best kitchens. Infused Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Botanicals, Herbs, and Butters are whipped into Skin Food. 

Taproot Organics supports the Zero Waste initiative by using minimal packaging. Ask for your bar soap to be packed NAKED. Thank you for leaving a smaller imprint on our planet.