on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 3:17pm.
For all those wine lovers, you will be able to sample a taste from the vines in their own neighborhood. Located in Travis, there are plans for Staten Island to have its own vineyard to produce wine.
There will be a new building at the Teleport business park, which is located at South Avenue. The Teleport is a suburban style 100-acre business park located on the west side of the Bulls Head neighborhood. In the mid-1980’s, the New York City teamed with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to managed it under contract.
Richard Nicotra, the owner of Nicotra group who bought the property located in the Teleport business park had noted that Staten Island now has a beer, so it should have wine too.
Nicotra, who is a well-known businessman owns two buildings inside the Teleport and the Hilton Garden Inn, which is also located on South Avenue. He purchased this nine-acre plot of land for $3.6 million dollars from the Port Authority. He said this would be one of the most expensive projects he had sustained.
However, this location is not only going to have a vineyard but they are also planning a rooftop farm with beehives, indoor bocce ball courts, an Italian restaurant, and even a wellness center.
The Italian restaurant that will be in this location will use the honey and goods that are produced in the rooftop farm for the dishes that will be served. They will donate a portion of their earnings to charity, a spokeswoman for the company stated.
Construction has not started but is planning to begin in the year of 2017.