Manhattan, NY Meridian Retail Leasing, the retail leasing division of Meridian Capital Group, has arranged a long-term lease for Chick’nCone at 370 Lenox Ave. in the Harlem neighborhood. President of New York Retail Leasing, James Famularo, and director, Dane Harlowe, represented both the landlord and the tenant.
Chick’nCone will occupy a 540 s/f ground floor space with a 380 s/f basement spanning 24 ft. of frontage along Lenox Ave. on the corner of West 129th St. for $7,500 per month. The restaurant is an expanding novelty food concept offering fried chicken-stuffed waffle cones with locations across the U.S. and in Dubai. 370 Lenox Ave. was gut renovated, creating a total of seven vented stores, positioning itself as an incubator for Harlem-based food operators to open brick and mortar locations. Other tenants at 370 Lenox include Harlem Pilates, The Handpulled Noodle, and Perfect Brows.
Harlem has continued to evolve in recent years, featuring trendy eateries and a bustling nightlife with Lenox Ave. serving as the neighborhood’s go-to corridor. Chick’nCone will benefit from proximity to an array of popular neighbors and transportation options, including the 2 and 3 trains at the 125th St. station.
“We are excited to bring this rapidly growing QSR to Harlem,” said Harlowe. “Ownership was specifically targeting up-and-coming food and beverage operators such as Chick’nCone, so when renovating this property, they brought the space up to code for kitchen equipment, creating a turn-key space. I believe Chick’nCone will flourish in their new space on the corner of Lenox Ave. and West 129th St.”