Granola maker finds new home

Snack maker being forced from quarters is getting new digs on Hamburg Street

June 11, 2018

BY JOHN CROPLEY, Gazette Business Editor

Construction is underway on the new home of Gatherer’s Granola, located in the back of Coldbrook Plaza, at 2696 Hamburg St., in Rotterdam.

From left, Abby Foster, director of marketing, CFO Steven Weisse, and founder and president Sandro Gerbini show off products at Gatherer’s Granola on March 12.

The local gourmet granola maker being ousted from its downtown Schenectady production facility has found a new home on Hamburg Street in Rotterdam.

Gatherer’s Granola founder and president Sandro Gerbini last week said his company will likely begin the relocation later this month.

The move became necessary in March when 388 Broadway, in which Gatherer’s currently leases 3,700 square feet, was earmarked to be expanded and leased entirely to county government for office space. The granola maker will need to move out for this to happen.

Highbridge Development owns both the Broadway building and Coldbrook Plaza at 2696 Hamburg St., where Gatherer’s will be moving. Having the same landlord at both ends is a great advantage, Gerbini said: The owner agreed to fit out the new space to match the needs of Gatherer’s Granola and not make it vacate the old space until the new space is ready.

“[Owner] John Roth and Highbridge are putting in a great deal of their own money to make this work for us,” Gerbini said. “John wanted to make sure he had the most competitive bid … and we did a fairly exhaustive search in the Capital Region.”

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