Juice Press Announces the Opening of State of the Art Manufacturing Facility and Retail Store in the Falchi Building in Long Island City, NY

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapidly expanding raw food, juice and smoothie company, Juice Press is pleased to announce the opening of a new super-store concept in the Falchi Building in Long Island City, NY.  The location, which is part retail store and part production facility, will bring Juice Press into its third New York City borough and allow the company to better cater to the growing demands of its stores, and the increasing number of businesses it serves. This location is part of a period of major growth for the brand that earlier announced the opening of five other new store locations in New York from January to June.

Most recently, on April 14th, two new stores in Manhattan opened - one in Tribeca (on the corner of Greenwich Street and Laight Street) serving this family neighborhood, and another on West 55th Street and 6th Avenue (65 West 55th Street) – making healthy eating available to this thriving business community.

"As demand for Juice Press juices, smoothies, and raw food options continues to increase, it was clear that the company needed a new production facility to expedite the manufacturing process that would allow it to offer new menu options like a salad station in the newest locations of Tribeca and 55th Street," states Founder and CEO Marcus Antebi. "We waited patiently for the right space in the Falchi building and refused to make a move until Juice Press could be precisely in this building. It has the location and infrastructure needed to do a retail store and production without interruption continuing the mission to offer healthy grab-and-go options throughout the five boroughs."

The 18,000 square foot space is demonstrative of the meaningful growth of Juice Press in 2014. The facility will provide expanded capacity, allowing the brand to continue to produce the most delicious and diverse range of juices, smoothies and food while expanding its offering to include new products in all categories - always, without compromising on quality and standards.

"The new super store location is an integral step in the robust expansion of Juice Press," states Michael Karsch, Lead Investor in the company. "The new space will enable Juice Press to grow beyond New York City, offering its wide range of products nationwide and solidifying its role as the leader in clean eating."

"Juice Press's new co-locating facility at Falchi reinforces the buildings strategic location for food production and their retail space will provide amenities to the local office and maker community,"  said Michael Phillips of Jamestown. 

Created in 2010, Juice Press has developed a cult following among those looking for clean eating grab-and-go options. Since its inception, 21 stores have opened or been announced for opening in the New York area and the brand has expanded to include delivery options to those wanting to eat clean nationwide.

For more information about Juice Press please contact Cathy O'Brien of AAM at cathy@aammanagement.com or 212.661.1336.

About Juice Press

Dedicated to organic product, Juice Press offers options that are vegan and kosher with no high pressure processing (hpp) or genetically modified organisms (gmos).  Their cold pressed juices, gourmet superfood smoothies, raw food entrees, salads, sandwiches and desserts are all made fresh daily.

Juice Press draws women, men, health nuts, raw foodies, night-lifers, moms, tweens and toddlers and delivers to them at home or in the office from Manhattan to Brooklyn to almost anywhere in the country.

Bigger than a cleanse or diet, juice press is the clean approach to a healthy, kick-ass life.

www.juicepress.com for store locations and more information.

About Jamestown

Founded in 1983 with headquarters in Atlanta, GA and Cologne, Germany and offices in New York, NY, Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC, Jamestown is a leader in acquisitions and value added management. Over 30 years, Jamestown has owned and sold more than $9 billion of assets. The company is focused across the risk spectrum with core, core-plus and opportunistic funds investing primarily in 24-hour cities with strong demographic growth. For more information, visit www.jamestownlp.com.

About Falchi:

Located just a short walk over the railroad tracks from Court Square, The Falchi Building, which has recently completed a multi-million dollar repositioning campaign, occupies a full city block at the epicenter of robust development in LIC. The building features 140,000-square-foot floor plates, a private attended indoor parking lot, 24/7 on-site security and video surveillance systems. Other features include new tenant-controlled HVAC systems, heavy floor loads, 24/7 freight elevators and large interior loading docks with staging areas.

Built in 1920, the building was the main warehouse and distribution facility for the famed Gimbels department store. In the late 1980s, it was converted into a multi-tenant asset with Carlos Falchi, the handbag manufacturer, as one of the building's first occupants. Today, Falchi offers flexible layouts for a variety of uses including retail, office, warehouse, showroom,  research and development. Jamestown is applying its food-focused place-making experience to Falchi's ground floor concourse, making it a gathering place for building tenants and the surrounding neighborhood.

SOURCE Juice Press



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