For Immediate Release:May 3, 2013
“DISCOVER THE HOOK” EVENT IN RED HOOK PLANNED TO ATTRACT SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corp. (SBIDC) and the Realty Collective are hosting an event called “Discover the Hook" in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood. Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation (SBIDC) provides advocacy and services to help businesses in the Sunset Park, Red Hook and Gowanus neighborhoods grow and create employment opportunities for local residents. Brooklyn boutique real estate firm, Realty Collective was founded in 2005 on a mission of enriching the community where they live and work. With offices in Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront District and Red Hook, Realty Collective has taken a special interest in shaping south Brooklyn, an area rich in history and architecture. The goal of “Discover the Hook” is to attract local and sustainable businesses to Red Hook and match them with vacant properties along the main commercial corridor of Van Brunt Street and the nearby neighborhood. The event is planned for Saturday, May 11th from 12-5pm and will showcase vacant retail spaces as well as the unique local businesses and amenities the community has to offer.During this event, a number of vacant spaces will be programmed with creative events and activities, including a pop-up shop showcasing local handmade gifts, an art gallery, and music - all hosted by local artists, musicians and community members. This event is suitable for anyone looking for a unique experience and is a great opportunity for businesses seeking retail space in a revitalizing neighborhood. They’ll have the chance to see available spaces, meet business owners and learn about the neighborhood. The Realty Collective has generated a list of current available commercial spaces in the neighborhood, which visitors will be able to pick up from their office at 351 Van Brunt Street.