Courtesy Sheila Lewandowski
LONG ISLAND CITY — The Chocolate Factory, a performing arts center that has spent the past decade in Hunters Point, has purchased a building in nearby Dutch Kills that will become the theater’s permanent home, officials announced.
The 7,500-square-foot former industrial building at 38-29 24th St., off of 39th Avenue, was bought for $3.8 million with the help of city funds.
The new venue is three times the size of the space The Chocolate Factory currently rents at 5-49 49th Ave., where the group’s lease will expire in 2019.
Co-founders Sheila Lewandowski and