Red Bank-based Denholtz Properties acquired District A at the former Fort Monmouth in 2020 and began a multiphase redevelopment to transform the area into Baseline: a retail and commercial hub leading into the historic property. Phase one of that work was recently completed, transforming the site’s former Commissary into a multipurpose destination with a focus on food and beverage uses.
On July 25, Denholtz announced the first tenant for the space: Birdsmouth Beer signed on for 12,080 square feet at The Commissary at Baseline.
Co-founded by Andrew Gioia – the former head brewer for Kane Brewing of Ocean Township – and real estate executive Rocco Laginestra, Birdsmouth Beer is slated to make its debut at the space later this summer or in the early fall, Denholtz said. The Commissary at Baseline offers flexible space, highlighted by this lease, which will include a full production facility in addition to a tasting room.
“Our goal at Fort Monmouth is to create a hub where businesses of all types can thrive and power the resurgence of this important piece of New Jersey’s history,” said Kristine Hurlbut, senior vice president, Leasing at Denholtz Properties. “Birdsmouth Beer shares our vision for the future of Fort Monmouth, and we look forward to celebrating with them as they open their doors later this year.”
The developing Baseline section at Fort Monmouth covers 26 acres including its focal-point, the 53,000-square-foot Commissary, along with the PX, Post Office Area, Warehouse District and an adjacent parking lot.
Phase Two of Denholtz’s redevelopment of the former District A – scheduled for completion next year – will include the construction of three buildings totaling 72,400 square feet of modern spec industrial/flex space at the site of the former Warehouse area.
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