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The Blue Mountain Station Artisan Food Center (top) and the building’s floor plan. Click on either image to enlarge the view.
Building 2, which is located next to the Artisan Food Center. Click on the image to enlarge the view.
The master plan for development of the food park. Click on the image to enlarge the view.
If you’re a producer of local, fresh or artisan food, your business may be a perfect match for Blue Mountain Station’s 21-acre food and beverage production site in Dayton, Wash.
Space Available. For details on partnering with Blue Mountain Station, contact Tracy Clark at the Port of Columbia (email@example.com or 509-382-2577).
Why choose Blue Mountain Station?
- It’s a food park cluster! Clusters of similar businesses generate traffic, sales and brand awareness.
- Low barrier to entry.
- Production spaces are built specifically for food and beverage production.
- Lease rates are much lower than in larger cities.
- Land prices are still reasonable.
- Food tourism aspect can add retail sales revenue to your wholesale bottom line.
- It appeals to foodies. With the popularity of food-related media, celebrity chefs, stores and interest in how foods and drinks are made, local food and how it’s produced is appealing to more shoppers, visitors and tourists than ever before.
Among the benefits of being a business partner at Blue Mountain Station:
- Use of the commercial kitchen at a reduced rate.
- Option to sell products in a shared retail area.
- Opportunity to use Blue Mountain Station’s brand in packaging/marketing.
- Participation in multiple co-op driven events throughout the year.
- Use of shared outdoor event space.
- Business support, marketing and resources from the Port of Columbia.
- Collaboration with similar businesses in the food park.
Designed to create a home for local, organic and sustainable food-processing businesses, Blue Mountain Station is a long-term business development project of the Port of Columbia.
Infrastructure on the first eight acres of the business park has been installed, and the first two buildings have been constructed. Building sites of almost any shape and size are available throughout the park. There are lots for sale or lease, and build-to-suit options are negotiable.