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Mile End Delicatessen is moving its production kitchen to Red Hook. They'll be opening a retail shop too.

Don’t worry, Boerum Hill folks: Mile End’s shop on Hoyt Street is staying put. But the smoked meat mavens just signed a lease on a 7,000 square foot waterfront warehouse space in Red Hook, soon to be home to their commissary and a retail store.

In an email to Grub Street, owner Noah Bernamoff said the move was necessary, thanks to the growth of their business. In addition to more production space, the Red Hook location will have a shop on the pier, which will sell Mile End meats by the pound, loaves of bread, and a selection of pickled vegetables and mustards.

Said Bernamoff, “We hope the residents and visitors to Red Hook can have an alternative to Fairway for certain basic, yet high-quality pantry items, all of which will be produced within the space.”

They don’t seem too sad about leaving their current commissary space in Gowanus, based on the tweet that announced the move:

“@mileendbrooklyn Suck it, flood-prone, stink Canal. We out!”

Ooooh, Gowanus Canal. Better grab some ice for that wicked burn! In the meantime, we’ll be grabbing lunch from some of our other Red Hook favorites (like Red Hook Lobster Pound, and the vendors at the ballfields) until Mile End opens this winter.

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