Boston Properties and Rudin Development, the developers of Dock 72, a new commercial building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, announced late last month a partnership with FLIK Hospitality Group to manage the building’s food hall concepts, food and beverage offerings, and catering services. FLIK Hospitality Group will also collaborate with Union Square Events, the events and off-premise hospitality business from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), on the building’s food hall.
FLIK Hospitality will be responsible for daily operations and management of Dock 72’s 13,000-square-foot food hall – including a dining area with local specialty food vendors, bar, coffee bar and juice bar – and will also oversee the food and beverage and catering services available throughout the building. In partnership with FLIK, USHG will provide consulting on the food stations within the food hall.
Food and beverage service at Dock 72 will be made even more convenient by the building’s Nantum operating system and mobile app, which will enable workers to instantly order a meal or drinks at any time from the touch of their personal smartphone. Dock 72 is being developed by Rudin Development and Boston Properties alongside anchor tenant WeWork and is expected to open this fall. Dock 72’s food hall is expected to open before the end of 2019.
“Offering a world-class food hall as part of our diverse array of amenities will help Dock 72 deliver a truly outstanding experience for the Navy Yard’s next wave of creators and innovators,” said Michael Rudin, Partner at Rudin Development. “We’re thrilled to be working with USHG and FLIK, two of the absolute best in the business, and we’re looking forward to raising the bar for quality and efficient food service for office tenants and their workforce.”
“From our dining area to our rooftop conference center, workers at Dock 72 will have fast and easy access to an incredible selection of local food and beverages at all times,” said John Powers, New York Region Executive Vice President of Boston Properties. “This is an exciting time for our project and the entire Navy Yard and we couldn’t have found better partners in this effort than FLIK and USHG.”
“The Brooklyn Navy Yard is furthering the transformation of the waterfront with new jobs, innovative architecture, and community placemaking, and we’re excited to be a small part of it,” said Danny Meyer, Founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group. We’ve always loved participating in the evolution of New York’s emerging neighborhoods, and we’re looking forward to working together with our partners at Dock 72 to bring some good food and hospitality to where New York is growing.”
“Our customized approach to hospitality services at Dock 72 brings the latest industry innovations, exclusive partnerships with likeminded culinary leaders like USHG, and fresh ideas that we know the Navy Yard community will love,” said Scott Davis, CEO of FLIK Hospitality Group. “We are so excited to provide great food and great service to the entire team at Dock 72 and to be a part of this groundbreaking facility.”
Dock 72’s food hall is part of the building’s 35,000 square feet of diverse amenities, which also include a state-of-the-art health and wellness center, an open lawn and basketball court, a rooftop conference center and an on-site bike valet, among others. Dock 72 also boasts numerous multimodal transit options, including a new NYC Ferry stop that opened this summer on the ferry system’s Astoria Line and provides 10 minute ferry service to Wall Street and 34th Street, a shuttle bus operated by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation that runs every 10 minutes and connects to 13 subway lines and the LIRR; CitiBike; NYC Transit’s B67 bus.
Dock 72 is being built through a unique partnership between Boston Properties, Rudin Development, WeWork and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. Slated to open in Fall 2019, Dock 72 is the first major ground-up commercial office building to be constructed in Brooklyn in over a decade. Originally a former shipbuilding facility, the site has been reinvented as an innovative and collaborative workspace. The 675,000 square foot office building integrates state-of-the-art amenities and modern Class-A office infrastructure with a unique design by S9 Architects, Perkins Eastman and Fogarty Finger Architects that honors the Navy Yard’s maritime history. The building features 14’ floor to floor heights with 8’ of vision glass, intensifying the light and air throughout and building and highlighting the unobstructed views of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
FLIK Hospitality Group, part of Compass Group, is a leading hospitality company, dedicated to great food, great service and great people. We provide delicious meals with a wellness-first approach, unmatched reception services, and property management to over 800 locations nationwide. From respected law firms, leading hotels and conference centers, universities, financial institutions, airport lounges, professional athletics teams, K-12 independent schools and more, their approach to hospitality is rooted in their dedication to providing quality service to each and every one of their guests.
Union Square Events (USE) is the catering and venue hospitality business from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG). Based in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards, USE creates experiences to savor that are rooted in USHG’s 30-year heritage of culinary excellence and Enlightened Hospitality. Through collaborations with a diverse portfolio of best in class clients and business partners, USE produces one-of-a-kind catered events and unparalleled dining experiences within a variety of cultural, corporate and entertainment venues throughout New York and beyond.