Sir Ray wrote:
That doesn't really square with what Manhattan Beer stated last year when they announced the move:
NYCS wrote:?..and replaced with a red placemark...
If you're making red place marks, the green one you have for manhattan beer dist in the Bronx you can replace with a red one also. The 3 track siding was torn up, paved over and the whole length of the wall was replaced with truck docks. Manhattan beer moved to a building on the same track as the New Haven building but closer to the yard and unfortunately only spots one car, quite a decrease from the 12 or more they used to get.
MBD’s move represents a $65 million investment, with 350,000 square feet of warehouse space including over 100,000 square feet of refrigerated space, with a goal of reaching the highest level of LEED certification. It took five years to locate, acquire and develop the 19-acre site within the congested confines of the South Bronx.
Looks like they're getting some decent tax breaks for their new location, BTW:
[ETA]Locate? Looks likes the 955 East 149th location is right over the fence from their Walnut Avenue location
The new location will enhance Manhattan Beer’s position as one of America’s most environmentally friendly wholesalers. The new headquarters will feature LED lighting, a high-efficiency Trane heating and cooling system, spray foam insulated walls and ceilings, a CNG fueling station with a goal of converting 50% of its 300 truck fleet to CNG within the next 5 years, a 26 car rail siding which minimizes the use of over the road tractor trailers, and water free urinals to minimize water consumption.
B. Costs to City (New York City taxes to be exempted):
Mortgage Recording Tax Benefit: $609,375
Land Tax Abatement (NPV, 25 years): $4,776,819
Building Tax Exemption (NPV, 25 years): $18,236,105
Sales Tax Exemption: $249,328
Total Cost to NYC $ 23,871,627
Thanks for the info guys! I knew about Manhattan Beer moving, but wasn't ready to move/change the placemark until I saw some proof, hopefully some photos, and learned more about it. I was hoping Google had the latest imagery, but they still show the old location. 26 car siding!? That is incredible; perhaps one of the largest customers in NYC/LI outside of WM Harlem River in terms of railcar capacity. I really hope this is true. Anyone have any pics of the "new" Manhattan Beer location, or are the upgrades still taking place?
Just found this promotional video from their site. They import 2/3 of their product by rail
, with plenty of shots of railcars and unloading dock in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tDJS5kIyNI
I doubt that 2/3 railcar figure will change anytime soon