Nothing fishy about this real estate deal: 80-year-old Williamsburg lox factory Service Smoked Fish is looking for a buyer for their Williamsburg factory on Throop Avenue. If you’re really into smoked fish, you can have the whole operation for a cool $9.75 million. (Bagels not included.)
Owner Jay Wiener told The Brooklyn Paper that he decided to sell after hearing many offers for the factory. “I got tired of answering the door and telling everyone my life story. So I decided to list it with a number,” he said.
Wiener’s father founded the factory in 1934; the smoked fish manufacturer moved to the Throop Avenue spot in 1955. The factory is about nine blocks from the Broadway Triangle, the spot the city was going to redevelop in 2006 before litigation derailed the projecct. Odds are that they won’t have much trouble selling the space, if not the factory. Service is one of the last three smoked fish factories in Brooklyn, including Acme in Greenpoint and Coney Island’s Banner.