After more than two decades in Queens, during which it became the biggest name in chick-pea spreads, and less than a year after it shipped its plant down to Virginia, hummus maker Sabra is leaving the city altogether. Over the next four months the company, which is owned fifty-fifty by Pepsi and an Israeli company called the Strauss Group (just ask the students at Princeton), aims to move its offices to an office park in White Plains. The move was a surprise to the city—they didn't find out until the announcement was made—but not to the state which organized the move to keep the tax revenue.
"The goal was to secure Sabra's presence in New York State and to avoid the immediate loss of 33 full-time jobs, as well as 32 new full-time jobs to be created over the next four years," Lisa Willner of the Empire State Development Corp told the Daily News. As we're still smarting over the Virginia move, though, we can't say we're too sad.