On July 20, 2017 The Chocolate Factory completed the acquisition of a new permanent facility in Western Queens. Located at 38-29 24th Street in Long Island City, the standalone 7,500 square foot, one story industrial building will become the organization’s permanent home and will ultimately house all of its performance and residency activity. The new facility is three times larger than its current space and, when open, will include a 99-120 seat flexible performance space with a sprung-wood dance floor, a 2,000 square foot rehearsal space, along with office and community spaces.
BRE provided project management and consulting services to complete the project planning, team assembly, feasibility and ultimately design phases. BRE worked with the client and design team on various scenarios to determine the best alignment of design and budget. Additionally BRE facilitated the coordination of consultants, managed the overall project budget, as well as provided additional funding support.