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Beecher's Cheese store in NYC?

BluPlateSpec Jul 27, 2010 11:03 AM

Walked by a rather large, closed furniture store on the SW corner of 20th and Broadway and the windows were painted with "Beecher's Cheese of Pike Place, Seattle" signs. Anybody know this company? I visited their web site:
http://www.beechershandmadecheese.com/
and didn't see any mention of NY store.
If they do come here that big space will probably be selling not just cheese but other food items too. Maybe that area, Gramercy, will become the goto place for specialty foods with Mario Batali opening his superstore nearby on Fifth and 23rd and Trader Joes on Sixth and 21st.

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Beecher's
900 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

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  1. BluPlateSpec RE: BluPlateSpec Aug 30, 2010 08:17 PM

    Just saw some information about this in an article from the Seatlle Times:
    "Seattle cheesemaker Beecher's takes Manhattan"
    http://tinyurl.com/ydojb2y

    It looks like some ambitious project including a store, factory and wine bar.

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      mepeartree RE: BluPlateSpec Jun 24, 2011 09:59 AM

      They open today!!! I'm so excited to check it out. There's more info here for anyone interested%3

      http://www.beechershandmadecheese.com...

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        Spiritchaser RE: mepeartree Jun 24, 2011 11:10 AM

        Let us know what you think. We were excited as well but when I saw some of the cheese on their website it almost looked like the shrink wrapped stuff you see in most grocery stores so wasn't sure if I should bother.

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          mepeartree RE: Spiritchaser Jun 24, 2011 01:58 PM

          I just left there. It's pretty incredible. All kinds of locally farmed cheeses and some of the Beecher signature stuff. They have these huge vats where they're making the cheese on-site. Kinda blows your mind. Plus food and a wine bar downstairs. All I can say is it's a good thing I don't live too close. Don't let the skrinkwrap fool you - they know their stuff...

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            charmedgirl RE: mepeartree Jun 24, 2011 06:02 PM

            OMG, do they have their delicious cheese curd samples and mac and cheese??

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              Will4Food RE: charmedgirl Jun 25, 2011 09:33 AM

              Went there yesterday and they were offering a one-day only 50% off everything....I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich, some mac and cheese and bought some of their trademark cheese to bring home. In spite of long lines, everything moved quickly and the food was delicious. Love this place and the "theater" of watching cheese being made on a gigantic stainless steel stage. All I can say is "Thank You Cheeses!"

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                BluPlateSpec RE: Will4Food Jun 25, 2011 11:32 AM

                Was there yesterday too and missed the 50% off deal. Did see them giving out "samples" of their signature cheese in quarter inch sized cubes, seemed pretty cheesy for opening day.

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        SpiceJunkies RE: BluPlateSpec Jun 26, 2011 07:05 AM

        I've been to Beechers in Seattle. It just always amazed me that they are actually making cheese basically in the storefront. Very cool, but I always wondered about the efficiency (common sense) of such an operation. Of course I think the same thing about rooftop gardening and that has quite a following as well.
        It is awesome to be able to get such fresh cheese curds though and that is always what I bought at the store in Seattle. The other cheeses are good, not great, but I can never pass up fresh and squeeky cheese curds. I was just thinking of cheese curds last night too.

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