Levoni America Corporation (Levoni) recently relocated its US operations to the Mission 50 property at 50 Harrison Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. The company was previously based in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood.
After exporting products to the US for over 20 years, Levoni opened its first subsidiary in North America in 2014. Initially based in Norwalk, Connecticut, the company is known for its 300 types of salumeri — fine cured meats.
“We moved to a coworking space in Brooklyn in 2020 and quickly began to outgrow it,” said Alberto Morandi, General Manager of Levoni America Corporation. “Prices in New York are prohibitive if you want to scale your company, so we made a decision to relocate to a more enterprise-friendly state.”
Morandi noted that the move to New Jersey will allow the company to save money on taxes and insurance, as well as rent. He and his team frequently bring in product from a warehouse in Sayreville, New Jersey, and transport samples, equipment, and marketing materials to customers and food shows. Due to this, they needed to have ample parking and easy building access at their new premises.
Mission 50’s 80,000-square-foot boutique office building and coworking space met Levoni’s requirements. During this summer, the team moved into a two-room private suite on the newly renovated second floor.
“To be successful in this country, we need to understand the habits and way of life of the people here, and it’s a never-ending learning process,” said Morandi. “The space in Brooklyn didn’t have a community feeling. Here, we’ve been talking to people since the very first day. Sharing ideas, moments, an espresso — you can’t do that sitting in an office. And of course, the free beer is a great perk!”