The Queens Brewery has not actually called Queens its home – but now it will.
The beer brewer is moving to its new location in Ridgewood, occupying 7,200 square feet at a two-story building located at 1539 Covert St.
The move means the brewery will call its namesake its new home. It is moving from its previous headquarters in Saratoga Springs.
According to Kalmon Dolgin, the broker that represented both the tenant and the landlord in the deal, the building features 2,400-square-feet of land inside the building. They plan to use the interior of the building as its brewery with an onsite tap room and the outdoor space as a beer garden.
Jack Wadler, an associate broker at Kalmon Dolgin, said the space appealed to the brewery because of its location in an emerging neighborhood and its close proximity to Brooklyn as well as public transportation. The building is located close to the Halsey Street stop on the L train line.
“They needed to be in Queens because of their name,” Wadler said.
The building had been vacant for about two to three years since a textile warehouse company left the space and the Brewery had been looking for a new headquarters for at least one year.
Queens Brewery has signed a 10-year lease and will pay $7,500 a month in rent, according to Wadler. They hope to move into its new space in September.
The Brewery did not respond to requests for comment by press time.