From the monthly archives: "April 2011"

BROOKLYN WATERFRONT BARKS & WINES

one brooklyn bridge parkTwo new retail concepts have leased space at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, the waterfront complex that has brought 438 residences and approximately 72,000 sf of retail and restaurant space to Brooklyn Heights.

Diana D. Boutross, Lee Block and Ian Levineof Spandrel Property Services, represented ownership, as well as the tenants, in both long-term deals.

Brooklyn Bridge Bark, a first-class pet boutique that provides daycare, overnight boarding, grooming, training and the latest in specialty products promoting canine wellness, leased a 1,760-sf ground-floor space on Park Drive. “We envision our store to be a place where customers feel comfortable stopping by to seek one-on-one advice on anything canine related, whether it be about nutrition or curtailing a problem behavior like excessive barking,” said John Squires, president of Brooklyn Bridge Bark, Inc. “One Brooklyn Bridge, being right next to the Pier 6 Dog Run in this gorgeous park, is a prime location that lends itself to that type of playful exchange and social activity.”

Waterfront Wines and Spirits leased 1,170 sf on Joralemon Street for a boutique wine store that will specialize in small production European wines and boutique spirits from around the world, many of which will be organic. Waterfront Wines and Spirits will also offer daily tastings and a variety of classes. Set to open in autumn 2011, the space is being designed by Tony-nominated scenic designer Alexander Dodge. “The building is an ideal location for a boutique wine store. It offers a great mix of the historic charm of Brooklyn Heights and the transforming waterfront,” said Donald Killinger, a partner in the company along with Maio Martinez, owner of Sample Wines and Ben Bohen, currently the manager of a wine store in Lower Manhattan. “We think we’re a perfect amenity for both the residents of the building and the larger neighborhood around us.”

Winick Realty Group worked in partnership with Spandrel Property Services.

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New retail — dogs, wine! — comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park is going to the dogs — and to oenophiles.

Two new shops, a wine store and a doggy day care center, are moving into One Brooklyn Bridge Park at the gateway to the residential, commercial and open space development along the Brooklyn Heights waterfront.

The swanky 449-unit condo will welcome pet boutique Brooklyn Bridge Bark, which will be across the street from Pier 6’s dog run, and Waterfront Wines and Spirits to its Joralemon Street entrance as its first retail additions. Plans are to open this summer.

Developer Ian Levine has tried to attract a supermarket and a restaurant to the former Jehovah’s Witnesses printing plant site since 2008.

Those efforts sputtered, but residential demand in the condo complex grew. Brokers sold 101 units in 2010 alone, part of a population boom that increased the population in Dowtown by 2,900 percent in the past decade.

Now, the retail is filling in, too.

Winick’s Diana Boutross, who signed both deals, told the New York Observer that she has received interest from day spas, bicycle and sports shops, and clothing stores and she hopes to add a large supermarket and maybe two restaurants as well.

Parkgoers can’t wait for the new dog-friendly store to open up — as long as the owners know what they’re doing.

“It’s not easy to run day care programs, it has to be really good,” said Martina Parker, who owns two dogs. “There is actually a dog day care in Dunbo and its always full, so I see this as a good business.”

But not all residents are happy that condo complexes with new retail stores are abutting the park.

The need for commercial operations inside the 1.5-mile Brooklyn Bridge Park became an inevitability after state officials mandated that the $350-million park generate enough revenue to cover its $16-million annual maintenance budget. But some residents have sued to keep several proposed high-rise condo towers out of Brooklyn Bridge Park, while other community leaders say that residential development would prevent additional concessionaires from flooding the park.

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Real Estate Weekly

Shopping for Space? Winick Just Picked Up 90,000 s/f of Prime Retail

Winick Realty Group LLC announced that the company has picked up 90,000 s/f of exclusive assignments in the past month, representing availabilities throughout New York City and the outer boroughs.

Associate Alexander E. Hill is marketing a combined 35, 405 s/f at Atlantic Development Group’s The Residences at Northrose. The five available spaces are situated among a series of buildings, including one on the campus of Boriqua College.

“We’re looking for a food court operator for the campus,” explained Hill. “At Northrose itself, there are great opportunities available for a supermarket, a child care center and a medical clinic. It’s a rapidly-developing area with lots of new housing.”

New tenants will join anchor tenant Duane Reade, which leased space on the corner of 163rd Street and Third Avenue.

Executive vice president Lori Shabtai, director Monica Kass and associate director Kelly Gedinsky are marketing the retail space at 3 West 57th Street, just off the corner of Fifth Avenue on one of the most luxurious retail sectors in all of Manhattan.

The multi-level space offers 50 feet of frontage on 57th Street. A notable feature is the 40 ft. high ceilings on the ground floor.

“We invite high-end tenants to make this incomparable retail availability the absolutely perfect temporary location of their dreams or an international flagship location for life,” said Shabtai.

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Real Estate Weekly

Park Life Gets a Boost as Two New Retailers Arrive

one brooklyn bridge parkWinick Realty Group LLC, in partnership with Spandrel Property Services, Inc., announced that two new retail concepts have leased space at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, the waterfront complex that has brought 438 residences and approximately 72,000 s/f of retail and restaurant space to Brooklyn Heights.

Diana D. Boutross, her associate Lee Block and Ian Levine, principal at Spandrel Property Services, Inc. represented ownership, as well as the tenants, in both long-term deals.

Brooklyn Bridge Bark, a pet boutique that provides daycare, overnight boarding, grooming, training and the latest in specialty products promoting canine wellness, leased a 1,760 s/f ground-floor space on Park Drive.

“We envision our store to be a place where customers feel comfortable stopping by to seek one-on-one advice on anything canine related, whether it be about nutrition or curtailing a problem behavior like excessive barking,” said John Squires, president of Brooklyn Bridge Bark, Inc.

“One Brooklyn Bridge, being right next to the Pier 6 Dog Run in this gorgeous park, is a prime location that lends itself to that type of playful exchange and social activity.”

Waterfront Wines and Spirits leased 1,170 s/f on Joralemon Street for a boutique wine store that will specialize in small production European wines and boutique spirits from around the world, many of which will be organic.

Waterfront Wines and Spirits will also offer daily tastings and a variety of classes.

Set to open in autumn 2011, the space is being designed by Tony-nominated scenic designer Alexander Dodge. “The building is an ideal location for a boutique wine store. It offers a great mix of the historic charm of Brooklyn Heights and the transforming waterfront,” said Donald Killinger, a partner in the company along with Maio Martinez, owner of Sample Wines and Ben Bohen, currently the manager of a wine store in Lower Manhattan. “We think we’re a perfect amenity for both the residents of the building and the larger neighborhood around us.”

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Pet, Wine Boutiques Lease Retail Spaces at One Brooklyn Bridge Park

One Brooklyn Bridge ParkTwo retail spaces have been filled — by a pet boutique and a wine store — at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, the massive 438-unit residential development on the waterfront at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Heights.

In fact, the pet retailer, Brooklyn Bridge Bark, will be directly opposite the Pier 6 Dog Run.

Winick Realty Group LLC, in partnership with Spandrel Property Services Inc., reported the news yesterday, noting that Diana D. Boutross and her Winick associate, Lee Block, as well as Ian Levine, principal of Spandrel, represented both the ownership and the tenants in the two long-term deals.

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