Tax breaks approved for Goshen beverage warehouse and Warwick brewery Amy's Kitchen gets extension because of project delays
Dana Distributors in Goshen
GOSHEN — The Orange County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) board approved tax breaks for the expansion of a warehouse in Goshen for a beverage distribution company and the construction of a brewery in Warwick. Dana DistributorsThe IDA approved a 10-year payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) for English Dana Enterprises’s $7.9 million warehouse expansion as well as $264,000 in sales tax exemptions. The company, which distributes beverages in Orange, Sullivan and Rockland counties, plans to add 46,500 square feet to its 119,000-square-foot warehouse on Hatfield Lane in Goshen to accommodate a growing business. English Dana Enterprises currently employs 85 full-time workers and five part-timers. With financial assistance from the IDA, the company said it will add 18 full-time positions and 12 part-time hires. All new employees would be local. Pine Island BrewingThe IDA board also agreed to a partial tax exemption requested by Kraftify, which operates as Pine Island Brewing, to develop another brewery at the site of the former Mid-Orange Correctional Facility in Warwick. The company sought a 10-year PILOT for the $2.7 million project, which includes the purchase of 1.3 acres and the construction of a 15,000-square-foot production facility, as well as a canning line and tasting room. The board granted Krafitfy a partial exemption for town and school taxes, as well as a sales tax exemption of up to $110,000 and a mortgage recording tax exemption of $18,000. This modification is a result of Kraftify’s retail component, as the IDA has opted not to provide a full 10-year PILOT for projects of this nature with more than a 10 percent retail element. Amy's KitchenThe board also approved a request made by attorney Larry Wolinsky on behalf of Amy’s Kitchen to extend the date by which $500,000 provided by the IDA for infrastructure and site work must be drawn. The original date outlined in the agreement between the parties was December 2018. But because of project delays, the board agreed to extend the date to Dec. 2020.