COVID-19 is pushing Chicago food producers to find much higher-quality, cleaner spaces than ever before. Right on time, Amped Kitchens—a pioneer in top-grade, wholesale-quality kitchen complexes—is unveiling 64 new production spaces for lease on the Northwest side of Chicago. Wholesale packaged goods producers, restaurant commissaries, meal delivery companies and other developing segments can now find dedicated, flexible, high-capacity spaces that provide the quality and amenities of much large spaces.
Amped’s latest location represents a nearly-$30 million investment, converting a former Zenith factory into a bustling food production complex. The approximately 110,000 square foot building will support an estimated 250 jobs. Brian Albert, co-founder and COO of Amped Kitchens, says building community and providing jobs is core to the Amped Kitchen’s business model. Amped Kitchens operates two facilities of similar scale and size in Los Angeles, and Chicago marks the first location outside of California. It “reflects our optimism around Chicago as one of the country’s great food cities and a home for some of the most creative chefs and innovative food makers.”
The new facility is located just minutes from major centers, including Logan Square and Oak Park. “Think of it as an apartment building for commercial food producers,” says Mott Smith, Amped Kitchen’s CEO and co-founder. “We provide the infrastructure, facilities and expertise needed by producers so they can focus on the business of producing, marketing and delivering their product safely and efficiently. Tenants will be surrounded by some of the best food producers in the country, and our team of professionals will be on the ground day one to help support their needs.”
To learn more about Amped Kitchens or to set up a tour (or video walk-through) please reach out to email@example.com.
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