Manhattan, NY Philippe Conticini, one of the top 10 chefs in Paris, is bringing his French/Japanese pastry creations to his first New York City café, La Maison De Makato, which will open in a stand-alone building at 37 Barrow St. at 7th Ave. South in the West Village.
Eastern Consolidated’s James Famularo, senior director and principal, and Jeff Geoghegan, director, represented the landlord, the Goldberg Group, and Ravi Idnani, director, represented the tenant in negotiating the 10-year lease for the, 3,000 s/f space, which includes 1,100 s/f on the ground floor, 900 s/f on the second floor that will be used as an event space, and a 1,000 s/f basement.
“Philippe Conticini is a world renowned pastry chef, famous for being the inventor of the “verrines,” the bite-sized gelato mochi and the miniature Japanese-inspired pastries that will be Maison’s signature offering on the menu,” Famularo said. “7th Ave. South has become a great restaurant row with established eateries such as Caliente Cab, Sushi Samba, Jekyl & Hyde, joined by newcomers Boucherie, Dominique Ansel Kitchen, and Icelandic Fish & Chips, which our retail leasing team placed at 28 7th Ave. South.”
Geoghegan said, “This is a fantastic building with 40 ft. of frontage in a distinctive stand-alone building on 7th Ave. South. Ravi happened to be looking for a downtown space for La Maison De Makato and when the confectionary boutique’s principals saw the space at 37 Barrow St., they fell in love with it.”
Idnani said, “La Maison De Makato’s operator and chef Conticini are excited to be opening their first café in NYC in such a terrific location. Both have a long history of working in the hospitality industry including experience at the Mark Hotel and SoHo Grand.”