Shopping Centers

Rosen and Simmonds of RIPCO lease 1,065 s/f to Hotel Chocolat; Opened December 10­th­ at 441 Lexington Avenue

Manhattan, NY According to RIPCO Real Estate, Hotel Chocolat, a British-based chocolatier and cocoa grower, is expanding its presence to the U.S. via a 1,065 s/f lease at 441 Lexington Ave., between 44th and 45th Sts. The chocolatier’s stateside location opened December 10, 2018 and has a café component where customers will be able to sample a variety of chocolates. RIPCO’s Beth Rosen, executive vice president and Emily Simmonds, director, represented the landlord. Hotel Chocolat represented themselves.

Mays of Durst Org. completes three leases at FRANK 57 WEST totaling 6,494 s/f

Manhattan, NY According to The Durst Org., I Love Kickboxing, Soul Dental and Anthology Wine & Spirits each signed 15-year leases totaling 6,494 s/f for the ground floor at FRANK 57 WEST, located at 600 West 58th St. They are 2,551, 2,555 and 1,388 s/f, respectively. I Love Kickboxing has locations in the U.S., Canada, and Peru. FRANK will be Soul Dental’s second location, they have an office in Chelsea, and Anthology Wine & Spirits third location in Manhattan.

Pandolfo of SCG Retail negotiates 34,000 s/f, 20-year lease to Regal at Tangram, a 1.2 million s/f, mixed-use development

Queens, NY According to leading real estate development companies F&T Group and SCG America, Regal – operator of the second-largest theatre circuit in the United States – has signed a lease to occupy its 34,000 s/f multiplex within Tangram, the new 1.2 million s/f, mixed-use development in Flushing. Regal will be the first theatre to open in downtown Flushing in 30 years, further solidifying the neighborhood as a world-class destination. Tangram’s seven-screen theatre will feature the latest in groundbreaking cinema technology including 4DX, which allows the audience to connect with movies through motion vibration, and environmental effects such as wind and rain. This will be the first 4DX location in the borough.

Simone of Simone Development completes 2,500 s/f lease; Mosberg and Kemm of Royal Properties rep tenant

Bronx, NY According to Simone Development Cos., a full service real estate investment company, CKO Kickboxing, a fitness kickboxing center, has leased 2,500 s/f at the Throggs Neck Shopping Center. Originally started in Hoboken in 1997, CKO Kickboxing currently has more than 65 locations across the U.S. and has been recognized in national fitness magazines and television programs. Fitness kickboxing is the number one fat-burning, cardio exercise, with up to 1,200 calories burned during a one-hour class.

Fantasia and Geller of RKF rep Brideside in 2,900 s/f lease; Kahn and Stanton of Cushman & Wakefield rep landlord

Manhattan, NY RKF, a Newmark company, has arranged a lease at 20 East 20th St. for Brideside’s first NYC flagship location. The Chicago-based retailer is disrupting the wedding retail market with its next-generation showroom experience, concierge-driven and all-channel retail strategy. Launched in 2014, Brideside is rapidly expanding and now has three brick-and-mortar showroom concepts. The Flatiron District flagship opened on November 13th.

ABS Partners Real Estate arranges three retail leases totaling 21,000 s/f

Manhattan, NY According to Gregg Schenker, president and co-managing partner, ABS Partners Real Estate, the firm has secured three retail leases totaling 21,000 s/f in the borough.

Pennington/Weiner of RIPCO rep landlord in 7,300 s/f lease to Rumble at “The Lane” at Boerum Place

Brooklyn, NY According to RIPCO Real Estate (RIPCO), Rumble, the boxing-inspired fitness concept that is expanding throughout New York City, signed a 7,300 s/f lease at “The Lane” at Boerum Place a new residential development at 117 Livingston Ave. Rumble’s space spans 3,700 s/f on the ground and 3,600 s/f in the lower level.

Schubert and Cheng of TerraCRG broker 1,000 s/f lease to ELEVA

BROOKLYN, NY Greenpoint Landing, a 22-acre project that stretches for half a mile along the borough’s waterfront, will be home to ELEVA, a coffee bar serving direct trade coffee, tea and bottled beverages. 

It’s the most magical time of the year in New York City! - by Faith Hope Consolo

It’s that time of year again, with retailers unveiling their holiday window displays and seasonal markets setting up shop, illuminating the city streets with holiday cheer. The sparkling, enchanting department store windows are a sight to behold with magical glass-encased holiday-inspired spectacles.

Savitt, Neugeboren and Goetz of Savitt Partners lease 1,787 s/f

Manhattan, NY Chef-driven, vegan restaurant by CHLOE is the latest fast-casual spot to open a new location in what has become a major restaurant corridor in the Garment District. by CHLOE has inked a 1,787 s/f, ground floor retail lease at 1385 Broadway.