Specialty Food Magazine

JUL-AUG 2013

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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store snapshots Born in Brooklyn W BY EVA MESZAROS AND SUSAN SEGREST hile to many, Brooklyn is the center of the hipster universe, there is still something compelling about making it in Manhattan. These three retailers braved their way into New York City, where familiar risks, such as sky-high costs, were sometimes met with additional obstacles—like Hurricane Sandy. Read on to learn more about the growing pains—and successes—of a cheese shop, a gourmet ice cream producer, and an eco-conscious market. BEDFORD CHEESE SHOP rom a tiny storefront in Williamsburg, Bedford Cheese Shop has grown into its new downtown Manhattan space, adding new products and an education center, putting this decade-old business on track to becoming a specialty institution. F BEDFORD CHEESE SHOP 67 Irving Pl. New York, NY The backstory… This year marks the 10th anniversary for Bedford Cheese Shop, a tiny yet substan718.599.7588 tive specialty store in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg. Establishing itself as a mainbedfordcheeseshop.com stay on popular Bedford Avenue over the past decade, in 2012 the shop made its way to Manhattan. But not without a few hiccups. Wanting to maintain its Brooklyn neighborhood vibe, Bedford Cheese and two other nearby shops—a kitchen-supplier and a wine store—planned to expand together, taking up three adjacent storefronts on Broadway in the Flatiron District. "It was the idea of being JULY/AUGUST 2013 109

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