Artisanal Brands, Inc., New York, signed a long-term lease on a new Artisanal Cheese Center in New York City with cheese aging caves, production and office facilities. It also opened the company’s first retail outlet, located in the Falchi Building in Long Island City, Queens.

“Our search for a new location took two years to complete as we sought a multiple-use facility that could accommodate our entire operation and provide us with a retail outlet. This will be the first retail location operated by Artisanal, and will give us a unique opportunity to showcase our premium-quality products and add a new revenue stream,” says Daniel Dowe, president and CEO.