From the monthly archives: "May 2010"

Energy Kitchen signed a lease for its tenth location at 142 West 72nd Street. Jamie Rogers of Winick Realty Group, the exclusive leasing agent for Energy Kitchen, brokered the 15-year deal with Laki Inrutinovic of City Connections Commercial.

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Energy Kitchen Opens on UWS 

Energy Kitchen is bringing its brand of health-conscious fast food to the Upper West Side. The chain signed a lease for its tenth location at 142 West 72nd Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Columbus Avenue. 

Jamie Rogers of Winick Realty Group, the exclusive leasing agent for Energy Kitchen, brokered the 15-year deal with City Connections. 

Energy Kitchen plans to open the 1,600 s/f space in fall 2010. The chain’s first Upper West Side location will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Energy Kitchen opened its first New York City location in 2004 and plans to open 15 more stores in the metropolitan area this year. By 2014, it expects to have 100 storefronts in the Northeast, California and Florida. 

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Energy Kitchen signed a 15-year, 1.6k SF deal at 142 W. 72nd St., which will be its tenth location. Winick Realty’s Jamie Rogers brokered the deal with City Connections. 

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Energy Kitchen Finds More Power in Manhattan

Energy Kitchen is bringing its brand of health-conscious fast food to the Upper West Side. The chain signed a lease for its tenth location at 142 West 72nd Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Columbus Avenue. Jamie Rogers of Winick Realty Group brokered the 15-year deal with City Connections.

Energy Kitchen plans to open the 1,600-square-foot space in fall 2010. The chain’s first Upper West Side location will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Energy Kitchen is a healthy, fast-casual restaurant that provides nutritious and convenient meal choices. Its low-fat, low-calorie menu boasts wraps, salads, burgers, sides, and more that never exceed 500 calories each. The chain opened its first New York City location in 2004 and plans to open 15 more stores in the metropolitan area this year. By 2014, Energy Kitchen expects to have 100 storefronts in the Northeast, California, and Florida.

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New Health Food Market Coming to 72nd Street

Most of the new restaurants and food shops on the Upper West Side are selling goodies like burgers and donuts that are bad for you — not to mention the occasional pig on a spit in an alleyway. But a health food franchise now sees an opportunity to cash in when we all realize we need a diet.

Energy Kitchen, a health food store that refuses to fry anything, even if you beg them, is opening up at 142 West 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. That, appropriately enough, is the former site of the Natural Food Market that closed last year. Energy Kicthen serves things like burgers, but nothing on its menu is over 500 calories. The food sounds interesting — a bison egg wrap is on the menu for instance. Anyone ever eaten there? Let us know. We’re curious.

Jamie Rogers of Winick Realty Group brokered the deal. The space is 1,600 square feet, and it is expected to open this fall.

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Curbed Christens Columbus Square with Rooftop Bash

With the sun shining for the first time in days, a packed crew of suits and bloggers congregated last night on the third floor terrace of 808 Columbus Square, a newly-opened luxury high-rise that’s part of a five-tower development flanking Columbus Avenue.

They’d all been invited to explore the property by real estate blog Curbed, whose editors have been smitten with the audacious rental project — the high-rise sports a sprawling and immaculately manicured lawn, an outdoor pool and glassed-in workout room, not to mention an in-house Whole Foods — since its inception.

“We’re standing right now on one of the most amazing green roofs I’ve ever seen in New York,” remarked Curbed head honcho Lockhart Steele between sips of 6 Point Ale (a craft beer out of Red Hook and one of the evening’s many sponsors). “We’re up three stories but you’d think we were in a little wing of Central Park. It’s just gorgeous.”

So were the party favors, like three open bars, Tapa of Octopus from UWS eatery Graffit and — the piece de resistance for any gluttonous gadabout — burgers courtesy of Shake Shack.

The nine food stations, each serving a signature dish, were a preview of sorts for the Taste of the Upper West Side, an eat-a-thon happening next weekend that will showcase 80 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants.

But the main dish was the dazzling development itself, which cuts a silvery swath from a skyline of drab apartment buildings and brick projects. It’s a bold and unorthodox addition to a neighborhood not really known for pushing the envelope real estate-wise, which is precisely what interested Curbed.

“Find a project in a kind of fringe neighborhood or almost transitional neighborhood … that’s how you get Curbed excited,” Steele said. “You look around and you see a lot of projects and apartment buildings that were clearly built 30, 40, 50 years ago, and now suddenly there are these big glass towers that have dropped down amongst them — it’s a pretty gutsy bet by the developer.”

But could such a plush nest lure the likes of Steele from his beloved LES, the ever-evolving neighborhood he’s called home since 2001.

“I mean this is absolutely beautiful, but I get a nose bleed above 14th Street, so I really need to get downtown as soon as possible,” the affable blog kingpin said with a laugh.

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