From the monthly archives: "December 2009"

Chicken chain takes over Zen space

Chicken BonChon, the quick-service restaurant specializing in Korean fried chicken, signed a 10-year lease at 104 John Street, between Cliff Street and Pearl Street, in the Financial District.

The chain’s latest franchise location fills the 2,000 s/f space previously occupied by vegetarian restaurant Zen Palate.

With the John Street location, Chicken BonChon aims to serve the busy lunch and dinner crowds of downtown office workers, as well as the growing residential population of the Financial District, seven days a week. The store’s December opening is concurrent with that of a corporate location on W. 38th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. The chicken purveyor has multiple locations on the East Coast, as well as one in Los Angeles.

Darrell Rubens, senior managing director, and Lee Block of Winick Realty Group represented both tenant and landlord, The Moinian Group, in this transaction.

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With such scant eating options in the Financial District, hungry Lower Manhattanites either licked their lips or gagged at news that a fried-chicken joint would be taking over the space formerly occupied by a vegetarian restaurant.

Chicken BonChon, a fast-food eatery specializing in Korean fried chicken, recently signed a 10-year lease for 2,000 square feet at 104 John St., the one-time home of Asian fusion/vegetarian restaurant Zen Palate between Cliff and Pearl Sts.

BonChon’s mid-December opening is set to coincide with another in Midtown, and the restaurant also counts a location on Fifth Ave. in Koreatown. According to some exhaustive online research, fried chicken in Korea is equivalent to chicken wings in the States, so we have a feeling the space should do brisk business.

Winick Realty Group represented both tenant and landlord in the deal.

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Downtown Express-december 18, 2009

Winick Brings Korean Chicken Restaurant to John Street

NEW YORK, NY-Chicken BonChon, the quick-service restaurant specializing in Korean fried chicken, signed a 10-year lease at 104 John Street, between Cliff Street and Pearl Street, in New York’s Financial District. The chain’s latest franchise location fills the 2,000 square-foot space previously occupied by vegetarian restaurant Zen Palate.

With the John Street location, Chicken BonChon aims to serve the busy lunch and dinner crowds of downtown office workers, as well as the growing residential population of the Financial District, seven days a week. The store’s December opening is concurrent with that of a corporate location on W. 38th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. The chicken purveyor has multiple locations on the East Coast, as well as one in Los Angeles.

Darrell Rubens, senior managing director, and Lee Block of Winick Realty Group represented both tenant and landlord, The Moinian Group, in this transaction.

For more, download the full article in PDF

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Korean chicken restaurant to open on John Street

New York City ( December 17, 2009 ) Winick Realty announced that Chicken BonChon, a quick-service restaurant specializing in Korean fried chicken, signed a 10-year lease at 104 John Street, in New York’s Financial District.

The chain’s latest franchise location fills a 2,000-sq.-ft. space previously occupied by vegetarian restaurant Zen Palate.

For more, download the full article in PDF

CHAIN STORE AGE 12-17-09

Chicken BonChon inked a 10-year, 2k-SF lease at 104 John St., concurrent with the opening of its corporate location at W. 38th St. Winick Realty’s Darrell Rubens and Lee Block represented both the tenant and the owner, The Moinian Group.

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real estate bisnow 12-16-09

Hungry for Space 


Health-conscious fast food chain, Energy Kitchen capped off a successful 2009 with two new locations opening in the second half of the year with plans for 50 more in the tri-state area over the next three years.

Jamie Rogers of Winick Realty Group, the exclusive broker for Energy Kitchen, arranged the most recent leases for a 1,800 s/f flagship store at 18 West 23rd Street and a 1,700 s/f location at 1628 2nd Avenue.

With an eye on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Energy Kitchen plans to open its tenth location there in 2010. Moreover, the chain is currently looking for 1200-2500 s/f spaces in midtown, lower Manhattan, the outer boroughs and New Jersey.

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