Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Foro Marble Moves From 3rd Street To 2nd Avenue In Gowanus

Foro Marble, manufacturer of natural and engineered stone countertops, mantlepieces, floors and tables has recently relocated its business from 140-148 3rd Street near Bond Street  to 166 2nd Avenue in Gowanus.  Foro has been operating in the area for the past 40 years.
No word yet on what will become of the lot.
The 3rd Street site is just steps away from the Gowanus Canal and a block from Whole Foods Market.
Several parcels on Third Street have recently changed hands. Investment and development firm LIVWRK has bought two sites nearby and is currently in contract to buy a block-long site at the corner of Third Avenue with Kushner Companies.

A year ago, the 34,000 SF industrial site just vacated by Foro was for sale, but is currently off the market.
From the old listing:
This oversized 19, 000 sq. ft. plant/warehouse/renovated showroom and offices& & with over 18ft high ceiling height and loading dock has endless possibilities. In addition the 15, 000 sq. ft. yard with curb-cut is ready to handle any 18-wheeler truck. Amenities in building: Outdoor parking in front of showroom. Showroom is renovated with private bathroom, two private offices, conference room and one additional bathroom for customers. The workshop has two additional bathrooms, lunch room, locker room and loft. Two loading docks, one on Third Street and one on Bond Street. Separate storage area. Set right on the Gowanus Canal and across from the future site of Whole Foods, these two oversized lots can be occupied immediately after purchase and is at the gateway of Brooklyn via Bridges and tunnel.
Perhaps it has already changed hands? Does anyone have some insight?

At least it's nice to know that Foro, a family-owned business,  will continue to have a presence in Gowanus.


Anonymous said...

This is the exact sort of thing that belongs on 2nd Avenue - industry, not a parole office.

Anonymous said...

I've been to Foro Marble and they're good people with good prices and solid products. Glad they're staying in the neighborhood. I do believe that the land has been sold (at least that's what a friend said who recently used Foro.) Wonder if it will be another Live/Work situation?

Anonymous said...

"No word yet on what will become of the lot."
Lol, who wants to take bets?