It’s a business poised for growth.

Redi-farms, an indoor, vertical, hydroponic farm at 610 North Ave. East celebrated its opening Thursday evening in the rear section of a century-old building previously owned by Handler Manufacturing.

“Eventually, we’ll have six businesses all within this building, but the anchor business is our indoor hydroponic farm, and that’s what we’re celebrating today,” said Westfield’s Greg Redington, who co-founded the business with his wife, Michele Modestino.

The historic factory building is planned to have a restaurant, an event space, a “speakeasy,” and a teaching kitchen, according to the plans. Modestino said the next step would be to get the restaurant space and education center up and running.

“We’re working with a restaurant partner, a plant-based restaurant partner, so we’re very excited to get that going, get that out for the community,” she said.

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