Mayor Bloomberg announced today that he's chosen the developers and businesses that will rehabilitate the former Taystee Bakery Complex on 125th Street in Harlem (until recently the home to Citarella) into Create @ Harlem Green. And Harlem Brewing Company, which produces its Sugar Hill Beer Saratoga Springs, was one of the chosen operations. The beer label was founded by Celeste Beatty, a Harlem resident who came up with the recipe in her apartment and then outsourced the bottling. Now, she and her team will move their production facility to Harlem, grow hops on the open roof, give tours of the facility, and operate a tap room, a brewing museum, and a gift shop. Says Beatty, "With this move, we will return to our roots.”
Meanwhile HerFlan, currently part of kitchen incubator program La Marqueta, will expand into the building by establishing a wholesale production facility and retail outlet. When finished, the building will be state of the art, but the original facade will remain.
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