Zagat reports on construction of chocolate factory
Trading spatulas and toques for hammers and hardhats, Chefs Jacques and Ken welcomed guests to the groundbreaking of their new chocolate factory.
Zagat’s coverage here.
News 12 Brooklyn reports on Jacques’ new factory
News 12 Brooklyn was in attendance on Monday, May 20th as Chefs Jacques and Ken swung the ceremonial first hammers marking the beginning of construction on their new chocolate factory. The new, 40,000 square foot space is located within the Brooklyn Army Terminal.
More on the News 12 site here.
Jacques Torres Chocolate’s moving to “Booming Artisanal” area
The Sunset Park area, home of the Brooklyn Army Terminal, has had a long tradition of being home to manufacturing and industry.
When Jacques Torres Chocolate moves production in the Brooklyn Army Terminal later this year, it will join a growing number of fellow retailers, manufacturers and artists.
Read about Sunset Park’s “Booming Artisanal Economy” here.
Jacques speaks with NY1 about Brooklyn Army Terminal
Moving his production facilities into the Brooklyn Army Terminal provides Jacques with much more space to produce his products efficiently. And for him, a plus is that the site is located on the Brooklyn waterfront, with georgous views of the harbor, Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.
You can see the full NY1 news story here and hear what Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz thinks of Jacques’ production expansion.
Jacques is expanding his production facilities
Jacques has found an ideal location in which to combine his two current production facilities and expand. Not to worry, it’s still in New York City!
Later this year, the football field sized chocolate factory will begin operations in Sunset Park, Brooklyn in the Brooklyn Army Terminal.
The New York Daily News previews some of Jacques’ plans in their article here.
Commercial Observer reports on Jacques’ lease signing
The Commerical Observer reports on the announcement of Jacques’ signing a lease for 39,500 square feet of space in the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. It will be the future site of Jacques’ expanded chocolate production.
Read the column here.