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November 2, 2013

Print, design shop open in ex-Bresee's building


Formerly home to AJS and Viking Distribution, the site was purchased by the Delaware County Industrial Development Agency in 2010. As a result of a $160,000 investment by the IDA in a variety of renovations, including the installation of a second loading dock, the building now provides space for Cobalt’s packaging and fulfillment operations, and warehouse space for Huff Ice Cream.

Cobalt was founded in Rochester in 2009 by Kim Crandell-Ashworth. According to a media release, the new facility will allow for the on-site processing and fulfillment of promotional packing orders for a growing customer base. The company expects to add about 20 jobs over the next two years.

The increased processing capabilities are anticipated to result in the creation of approximately 20 jobs over the first two years of operation.

Sidney Village Mayor Andy Matviak hailed the development, noting that, “Anytime we can bring new job opportunities to our residents it’s exciting.

“John Redente, the village’s economic development official, played a key role in initially approaching Cobalt and facilitating an introduction with Delaware County Economic Development and the IDA.” Matviak added.

For more information about the IDA, visit the County’s Economic Development website at, call 746-8595, email or find the IDA on Facebook at


The third beer in a series of “Game of Thrones”-inspired brews is being crafted with rye and spelt wheat to evoke the nomadic character of the Dothraki people, according to a media release from Brewery Ommegang.

The Cooperstown brewery has partnered with HBO to produce the themed beers, each of which is inspired by different characters on the popular fantasy drama series, which is set in an imaginary world similar to medieval Europe. Fire and Blood Red Ale, inspired by House Targaryen and its dragons, will be released in spring in advance of the debut of the fourth season of the show.

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