FOOD & BEVERAGE PRODUCTION BUSINESSES WANTED!
Are you an artisan food or beverage producer looking to be a part of a food and beverage production cluster of businesses? The Blue Mountain Station Food Park is a 21-acre food park in beautiful Dayton, Washington, just 30 minutes northeast of Walla Walla. The property is owned by the Port of Columbia and has a long-term development plan.
The first building, the Artisan Food Center houses six small businesses, a commercial kitchen and a co-op owned food market.
The new building (currently under construction) will have four 1,500 sq. foot spaces finished to suit for tenants’ needs. Each space will have its own entrance, 16 foot ceilings, a 14’ overhead door and employee and customer parking. Tenants are encouraged to have an area for the public for tours, tastings or a retail space. Lease rates will be as low as 55-65 cents per square foot but will be determined by the complexity and cost of customization.
Benefits of being a tenant of the food park are:
- Use of commercial kitchen at reduced rate
- Opportunity to sell product in shared retail area
- Opportunity to use Blue Mountain Station brand in packaging/marketing
- Participation in multiple co-op driven events through the year
- Use of shared, outdoor event space
- Business support and resources from Port’s Economic Development Coordinator
- Port-driven marketing for the Blue Mountain Station Food Park
- Cooperative opportunities, synergy and interaction with similar businesses in food park
The second building is currently being constructed in the Food Park. Though the land is owned by the Port of Columbia, this 6,000 sq ft building with four 1,500 sq ft tenant spaces will be owned and managed by Tucannon Development, LLC . The Food Park project is geared towards agritourism and food and beverage production, but permitted business uses are quite liberal, including retail operations. An onsite, co-op owned natural foods market is available for product sales and the food park hosts multiple food-related events during the year. The Port of Columbia offers additional business support and resources as well as marketing for the entire food park. To view spec sheets for available tenant spaces, click here.
If you are a food producer who fits our model of local, fresh, and artisan, and you’re interested in seeing how your business could fit into our unique food tourism site, please contact Jennie Dickinson or Brad McMasters at the Port of Columbia via e-mail at email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone at (509) 382-2577.