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America's Test Kitchen To Open New Headquarters In Boston's Innovation And Design Building

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016

BOSTON, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- America's Test Kitchen, the home cook's essential resource for recipes that work, is announcing the move of its headquarters to Boston's Innovation and Design Building. This significant news highlights the tremendous growth of the company and underscores America's Test Kitchen's ongoing commitment to providing home cooks with the highest quality content in a wide variety of media.

After more than two decades in Brookline, Mass., America's Test Kitchen has literally outgrown its current offices and kitchens. The company's move to the Innovation and Design Building, located in Boston's thriving Seaport area, heralds a new chapter for the company. At 55,000 square feet, the new space is nearly double the size of the current headquarters and offers the company the chance to create more television and video content as well as more recipes and product reviews for its millions of fans. The new headquarters will house 17,500 SF of operational space, complete with multiple state-of-the-art test kitchens, three dedicated television and video studios, multiple photo and edit studios, and a kitchen specifically dedicated to product testing. Spread across a single floor, the new location will foster an environment that encourages collaboration and creativity.

America's Test Kitchen will house special kitchens for the ATK TV Show, for Cook's Country and for the company's newest entrant, Cook's Science.  There will also be a large general purpose kitchen for recipe tasting and testing, and product testing.

"The demand for a much larger headquarters demonstrates our continued success and leadership in culinary publishing and media. We are thrilled to find a new home in the Innovation and Design building to accommodate our growing operational needs. As one of the most cutting-edge office spaces in Boston, the Innovation and Design Building matches our ambition to be the most state-of-the-art culinary media company in the U.S.," said David Nussbaum, CEO of America's Test Kitchen. "The IDB provides the flexibility, functionality, and technology to fuel the continued evolution of our brand. More kitchen and studio space will allow us to create more best-in-class, trusted content to teach, inspire, and inform home cooks across the country and across the world."

More than 200 employees will move into the IDB location in the summer of 2017. Filming of the company's two television shows, America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country, will occur at new studios within this space. Millions of public television viewers will get their first chance to see the new studio kitchens when episodes of Cook's Country air in the fall of 2018.

Since taking over The Innovation and Design Building in 2013, Jamestown, L.P. has strived to revitalize the project, including completing significant renovations to the historic structure to bring it into the 21st century. Jamestown has established themselves as leaders in adaptive re-use, with projects like Ponce City Market in Atlanta, GA and Industry City in Brooklyn, NY. Jamestown is also a recognized innovator in the food space, having created some of the most iconic food halls in the country. At the Innovation and Design Building, recycled shipping containers now house a variety of amenities, including various food outposts. The complex is conveniently located along the MBTA Silver Line route, just minutes from South Station, and is flanked by one of the country's largest working dry docks to the north and by the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal to the south, an easy commute for all America's Test Kitchen employees.

Today, the Innovation and Design Building is home to a diverse mix of companies and entrepreneurs, including architects and engineers, skilled makers and craftspeople, research and development firms, and technology start-ups. The Boston Design Center, New England's premier resource for design professionals with showrooms featuring more than 1,200 luxury product lines is also located in the Innovation and Design Building.

"There are few companies with the dynamism of America's Test Kitchen that contribute to the media culture the way they do and we are fortunate to have them at the Innovation and Design Building," said Michael Phillips, Jamestown.

About America's Test Kitchen

America's Test Kitchen began with a single magazine title, Cook's Illustrated, which debuted in 1992. The America's Test Kitchen television show was launched in 2001, after which the company added Cook's Country magazine, a second television program, an online cooking school, four websites that offer recipes and online video, a robust book program that publishes over dozen new titles a year, which regularly land on bestseller lists. Also, the company recently launched Cook's Science which is currently a web site, and book series, and soon will also be a TV series. Learn more at

About Jamestown

Jamestown, L.P. was established in 1983 as an investment and management company focused on income-producing real estate in the United States. Over the last 33 years, Jamestown has expanded into a national, vertically integrated real estate operator with approximately $11.8 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2016. Jamestown's capabilities include: acquisitions, capital markets, property management, asset management, retail leasing, design, sustainability and risk management.  Jamestown has headquarters in Atlanta, GA, and New York, NY and additional offices in Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit

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