Streit’s Matzo Factory Settles in Rockland County, Location Revealed

Posted on: January 8th, 2016 at 10:29 am by
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Months after Streit’s Matzo officially divested from the neighborhood, we now have details on the new Rockland County location. Some sleuthing reveals that the new facility is located at 171 Route 303 in Orangeburg, New York. Rockland County. Suffice it to say that it’ll be sad not seeing the Rivington address on matzo boxes from now on.

According to public record, the property was purchased back in September. The 103,680 square-foot warehouse sits on a ten-acre parcel. The Loopnet listing reveals an assessed property value of $2.9 million.

Meanwhile, fourth-generation owner Alan Adler recently told the Rockland Times that all operations will be consolidated in this facility in the coming months. That includes rebuilt replica equipment from Rivington Street and the dry-pack business from Moonachie (soup mixes, pancake mixes, macaroons, etc). Also, the 2016 Passover rush (April 22-30) will continue in New Jersey, and will relocate to Rockland shortly thereafter. Twenty employees reportedly made the move to Orangeburg.

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It was exactly a year ago that we first disclosed both the sale and departure of Streit’s Matzo from the Lower East Side. Production of the traditional unleavened bread continued until shortly after Passover when the machinery was disabled, and the windows boarded up. For the first time in ninety years, there will be no matzo made in the neighborhood.

Instead, the former factory – previously headquartered in 148-152 Rivington Street – is going condo. Cogswell Realty purchased the assemblage last year for $30.5 million. Despite an eventual conversion to luxury living, phase I will yield half-demolition of 150 Rivington to create a two-story commercial building. Those plans were approved by the Department of Buildings last month. As for the upscale residential, phase II will yield 45 residential condo apartments, a commercial condo on the ground floor, and 26 storage units.

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