Restaurateur Louis Lanza, the owner of Josie’s, Josephina, Citrus and Better Burger, has just bought a TriBeCa spot previously owned by David Bouley, which is likely to become a new eatery.
The building known as the Mohawk at the northeast corner of Hudson and Duane Streets is currently being converted by archirect Joseph Pell Lombardi to residential apartments.
The two retail spaces combined have about 4,178 feet and had an asking price of $4.7 million through Roxanne Betesh of Sinvin Realty.
Broker Steven E. Baker of Winick Realty Group said the deal took 1 1/2 years to complete as Lombardi needed to build out the space with special restaurant venting.
The upscale Club H Fitness just leased 38,000 square feet for a two-story gym and spa at The Anthem at 222 E. 34th St.
“This club will change the area,” said Hal Shapiro of Winick Realty, who brought in the Hoboken-based facility along with CEO Jeff Winick.
Shapiro said this flagship is expected to open in the summer of 2007 with other branches being rolled out at the rate of six a year.
Anthem’s owner Kamran Hakim was represented by Steve Robinson of CB Richard Ellis.
Club H will have 4,750 feet on the first floor, which had an asking rent of $80 a foot, along with the entire second floor of 23,500 feet, which had an asking rent of $45 a foot.
The building’s own gym was incorporated into this package under a special deal for the residents.
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