Two of this year's ten Bronx Businesses honored at the Bronx Business Luncheon have come from Brooklyn to expand in the Bronx. Grady's Cold Brewed Iced Coffee, and Marley Spoon began operations in Brooklyn, but when business exploded and it was time to expand both came to the Bronx.
Ms. Marlene Cintron the President of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation said it best when she said 'Business is booming in the Bronx'. She spoke of taking over BOEDC when Ruben Diaz Jr. became Bronx Borough President, and said that it has been a wonderful eight years working under a business friendly BP. 117,000 new Bronx jobs have been created during BP Diaz 's administration, and the unemployment rate went down almost ten percent to its lowest levels in decades.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was then introduced by Ms. Cintron, and BP Diaz spoke briefly about how new businesses were coming to the Bronx. He mentioned some by name, but he would of had to speak for over an hour if he was to name them all.
The ten businesses honored were The Bronx Ale House, Bronx Design Group, Doyle-Hayloft Auctions, Grady's Cold Brew, Jetro, Marley Spoon, Mechanical Heating Supply Co., Sell-Mar Enterprises, Sicis North America, and Woops! Photos are below.
Left - BOEDC President Ms. Marlene Cintron.
Right - Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Above - BP Diaz talks with Developer Joe Farkis and his partner Todd Bassen who recently built the BJ's Riverdale Crossing mall, and are looking for space in the Bronx for another project.
Below - There were Community Board members like Mr. Anthony Perez of CB 7.
Above - Deputy BP Greene was on hand to celebrate the New Bronx.
Below - A group photo of the Honorees, BP, Deputy BP, BOEDC President Marlene Cintron, and other members of BOEDC.