The move came as a surprise to its customers
Restaurant and food product incubator Pilotworks shuttered its doors after raising $15.2 million, according to Eater NY. The startup provided small businesses access to flexible commercial kitchen space. Additionally, they helped them distribute their goods to stores around the city.
Cost: Members would pay between $300 to $3,000 per month. There were 175 vendors who worked out of the 200,000 SF shared kitchen in Bushwick. Good idea, but unsustainable business model.
Political Angle: The Office of the Brooklyn Borough President provided the company with $1.3 million to build out its location in the borough.