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Rechler Equity starts second building at business district

Officials participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for an

Officials participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for an addition to the Hampton Business District at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Plainview-based developer Rechler Equity Partners broke ground Tuesday for the second building at its Hampton Business District project at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach.

To be constructed at 200 Roger’s Way as the second of nine buildings planned at the industrial research and development park, the new property will have 68,000 square feet of space for office, showroom, distribution and manufacturing operations.

Completion is expected this fall.

“Demand for industrial space has never been higher, and the Hampton Business District is our solution to fulfill this need and continue the growth of Long Island’s economy,” Mitchell Rechler, managing partner of Rechler Equity Partners, said in a statement.

Rechler Equity broke ground on the park’s first building in 2014. Southampton-based cookie maker Tate’s Bake Shop, AC Lighting & Electrical Supplies of Smithtown and national HVAC equipment distributor Carrier Enterprise are tenants of the building, at 220 Roger’s Way.

The complex will feature a mix of industrial, office and hotel space when completed. The airport and surrounding 50 acres are owned by Suffolk County.

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