From the Daily News:
Rockaway’s chocolate dreams could be melting away.
Madelaine Chocolate, among the largest employers in Rockaway, has put its 5.4-acre building complex at the foot of the Crossbay Bridge up for sale.
Los Angeles-based real estate giant CBRE has listed the four-building complex on the market, saying it’s “suited for redevelopment to multifamily, retail or mixed use.”
The facility was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, causing about $50 million in property damage and lost sales.
The loss of the 65-year-old chocolatier — which at one time employed about 450 people — would be a blow to Rockaway’s economy. The business was the largest local employer along with Peninsula Hospital, which shuttered in 2012.
Madelaine owners would only say in a statement they could be moving to another location in or out of New York.