Meridian Retail brokers two leases - 1,950 s/f total

August 20, 2019 - Shopping Centers
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James Famularo,
Meridian Retail Leasing


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Ben Biberaj,
Meridian Retail Leasing


Manhattan, NY Meridian Retail Leasing, the retail leasing division of Meridian Capital Group, has arranged two leases totaling 1,950 s/f.

The first deal was a long-term lease for Citizens Coffee at 155 Bleecker St. in the Greenwich Village neighborhood. Meridian president of New York retail leasing, James Famularo, represented the landlord, while Marc Sitt of KSR represented the tenant. 

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155 Bleecker Street - Manhattan, NY

Citizens Coffee will open its third NYC location at 155 Bleecker St. on the corner of Bleecker and Thompson Sts. in Greenwich Village. Their new space spans 1,300 s/f on the ground floor in addition to an 800 s/f basement and features more than 50 ft. of frontage, providing lots of natural light throughout the restaurant. Citizens Coffee will benefit from foot traffic and access to the 1, 6, R, and W subway lines in addition to an array of popular nearby restaurants, bars, and retailers, including Carbone, Banter, The Folly, Dante, Bar Pitti, and JG Melon. 

Meridian Retail also arranged a long-term lease for Dubl Twister at 1443 York Ave. on the Upper East Side. Meridian’s Famularo, and director, Ben Biberaj, represented the landlord, while Jill Lovatt of Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant. 

Dubl Twister will open its first location in New York and fifth location overall at 1443 York Ave. between East 76th and East 77th Sts. The space spans 650 s/f and features 30 ft. of frontage in a dense residential neighborhood that benefits from heavy foot traffic and proximity to neighbors including Gotham Pizza, New York Health and Racquet Club, the New York Public Library, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, and Sotheby’s. 1443 York Ave. also offers access to the 6 train at the 77th St. Station, the Q subway line at the 72nd St. station, and FDR Dr. 



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