Manhattan, NY Buchbinder & Warren Realty Group, LLC has brokered two leases totaling 4,730 s/f.
The first deal was a 2,330 s/f lease to Frevo at 48 West 8th St. The space consists of 1,480 s/f retail and 850 s/f on the lower level. The landlord is Return to Home LLC.
Elba Diaz and William Abramson of Buchbinder & Warren Realty Group, LLC represented the tenant and landlord.
Frevo will be a French boutique restaurant. Creative cuisine and beverage menu paired with a curated musical and artistic atmosphere will be served up by chef Franco Sampogna and general manager Bernardo Silva. Chef Sampogna was voted Best Young Chef in 2015 by San Pellegrino and selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Food & Beverage List. Silva comes with 5 star hospitality experience in Paris and Portugal.
The restaurant will feature an art gallery in the front of the space with works by French artist Toma Highlighting. “The intimate dining experience will strive to be elegant and witty, and will be a tremendous addition to the commercial corridor on 8th St., incorporating art and Michelin-star cuisine,” said Abramson, director of brokerage.
In the second deal, Setagaya signed a 2,400 s/f, 10-year lease at 666 6th Ave. in Chelsea. The space features 1,100 s/f ground floor and a 1,300 s/f cellar. Abramson and Matthew Olden of Buchbinder & Warren represented the landlord, 666 Owners LLC.
William McCollum of Prime Manhattan Realty represented the tenant. Setagaya is a ramen noodle restaurant and ramen noodle food product brand, with 16 locations in Japan. This will be Setagaya’s fourth location in NYC.
The founder, Tsukasa Maejima, known publicly as “Mr. Ramen,” opened two restaurants, Ramen Setagaya in 2000, and Hirugao in 2001, before incorporating the restaurants as Setagaya Co., Ltd. in 2006.
Maejima also has collaborated with other companies to create a string of popular Ramen products sold worldwide. After opening a restaurant in New York in 2007, Maejima began actively working to expand Setagaya overseas, particularly in the USA and Asia. Within one year of opening, the first New York location placed in the restaurant section of New York Magazine’s Best of New York awards.