Jinah Kim, owner of Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen, has purchased two adjacent buildings in downtown Troy, about a block from the popular fast-casual Korean restaurant on Ferry St.
Kim purchased 171 and 173 Fourth streets for a total of $200,000, according to deeds recorded this month at the county clerk’s office.
“Nothing is set in stone just yet, but we are hoping to expand into more of a production space for kimchi, sauces, etc.,” Kim told The Alt in an email. “We also envision another storefront or even an event space incorporating the yard, as well as areas for additional educational programming.”
Sunhee’s, which opened in spring 2016, employs refugees and offers English classes during the week. The restaurant’s Korean outdoor market-inspired back patio opened this past summer.
News of Sunhee’s potential expansion comes amid a flurry of other recent business and real-estate activity near the Ferry-Fourth St. corridor. Last week the Troy city council approved the sale of a vacant lot next to Capitaland Taxi to the Rosenblum Cos., a major real-estate developer pursuing a mixed-use project at the former KeyBank site on Fourth St. A representative of Sunhee’s spoke in support of the sale—one of several transactions necessary to allow Rosemblum to acquire a public parking lot next to the KeyBank site.