BY JAMES FARRELL
The microbrewery Mikkeller is all set for a grand opening at Citi Field as Mikkeller NYC at some point this year. In the meantime, it is laying down a foundation in Queens with the leasing of 7,500 square feet of space in a Woodside warehouse, the brokerage firm Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates announced last week.
The microbrewery will take a section of the one-story complex at 51-40 58th Place beginning in October, Kalmon Dolgin said.
The leasing comes in anticipation of Mikkeller NYC’s debut at the New York Mets’ Citi Field in Flushing, which some reports say will happen later this year. The Copenhagen-based company will open a 10,000-square-foot, 20-barrel brewhouse and restaurant with 60 taps in the ballpark—Mikkeller’s first-ever connection to a sporting venue.
Neil and Grant Dolgin, of Kalmon Dolgin, represented the property owner, RHK Associates LLC. Daniel Rodriguez Sains of Buchbinder & Warren Realty Group, LLC, represented Mikkeller NYC.
“Mikkeller NYC will use the space at 51-40 58th Place as a beer distribution warehouse, storing its bottles and ingredients like barley and hops,” said Grant Dolgin. “The warehouse is a convenient 10-minute drive from Citi Field, where Mikkeller NYC is set to open a brewery this fall.”
The warehouse’s space totals 40,000 square feet and includes a drive-in door and an interior loading dock as well as office space with HVAC and multiple bathrooms. It is located near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Long Island Expressway and Queens Boulevard. The property offers access to nearby bus lines and the 7 train.
Kalmon Dolgin also represented metal and wood furniture wholesaler Bobphill LLC in its 18,350-square-foot lease at the same property.
According to Mikkeller’s website, the company was started by Mikkel Borg Bjergso, a former math and physics teacher who started experimenting with brewing in 2006. The company now exports micro-brewed beer to 40 different countries.
The opening at Citi Field comes after Mikkeller had two “ballpark beers”—Henry Hops and Say Hey Sally—at Citi Field this season.
“Since launching Henry and Sally at Citi Field in April, the Mikkeller team and I have come to appreciate how baseball fans in Flushing are quite similar to Mikeller fans around the world,” Bjergso said in a July announcement for the new brewery.
“Devotees like The 7 Line Army are fanatical about the quality and performance of their team and their community. They invest time, effort and emotion into supporting the orange and blue, and we look forward to sharing this passion when they visit Mikkeller Brewing NYC. Our new location at Citi Field provides convenient year-round access for craft beer and food fans from the five boroughs and beyond. We are thrilled to be associated with this wonderful fan base, the Flushing and Willets Points neighborhoods and New York City.”
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