Plainview, NY Rechler Equity Partners has signed a lease with Westhampton Beach Brewing Company (WHBBC) at their Hampton Business District (HBD) property in Westhampton Beach. The deal for 4,800 s/f of class A warehouse, distribution and manufacturing space at 220 Roger’s Way will enable the WHBBC to establish roots in the community that inspired the brand. With this move to the Hampton Business District, WHBBC hopes to follow the lead of local companies, like Tate’s Bake Shop, who have been successful in the food industry on the East End.
“We are very pleased to welcome the Westhampton Beach Brewing Company into the Hampton Business District,” said Mitchell Rechler, managing partner of Rechler Equity Partners. “This long-term lease provides the company with the space needed to begin their journey right here in Westhampton and the opportunity to expand their operations without ever having to leave the HBD.”
“We identified the Hampton Business District early on as our priority location to lay the foundation for our business,” said Brian Sckipp, co-founder of WHBBC. “Successful start-up breweries tend to move around a lot as they are always on the hunt for space that matches their level of growth. The HBD is a perfect fit for our company, not only because of its ideal location for island-wide distribution and access to sewers, but it allows us to start small while offering the flexibility for essentially limitless growth. We knew once we planted our flag at the HBD we would be here to stay.”
The 4,800 s/f space being occupied by the WHBBC will house every aspect of the company’s operations, including brewing, bottling and distribution. The space will also feature a tasting area where the public will be able to stop in and sample various beers right from the source. With the home of their newly established brewing company now secured, WHBBC has their sites set for a grand opening during the Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
“The principals of Westhampton Beach Brewing Company have lived in this area for years and really enjoy the East End lifestyle,” added Sckipp. “Our time spent on the beach and taking advantage of everything this beautiful community has to offer inspired our product and fueled our desire to create something special. Now with all the ingredients in place, the only thing left for us to do is start brewing.”
The WHBBC started in November 2016 when co-founders and friends since the 8th grade, Brian Sckipp and John Salvaggio decided to follow their passion and start a brewery of their own. Their passion turned into a reality after teaming up with long-time friend and WHBBC partner, Kathleen Tedesco and former brewer of John Harvards Brewery in Smithtown, Dave DeTurris—who brought along some creative ideas and innovative recipes. Aside from producing a quality product, the company is dedicated to giving back to the community and create special brews where a portion of the proceeds go to support police and military related charities.