From the monthly archives: "November 2015"

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For the Record

aaron-fishbein-print-ver-profile-001Artisanal signed a long-term lease for 11,000 square feet at 387 Park Ave. So. The French restaurant will move from 2 Park Ave. So. in June to occupy two floors in the 12-story prewar building between East 27th and 28th streets. The tenant was represented by Jeff Lagowitz of Savills Studley. The landlord, TF Cornerstone, was represented by Winick Realty Group’s Steven E. Baker and Aaron S. Fishbein. The asking rent was not disclosed.

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CRAIN’S_113015_For the Record

Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market. 

New York Real Estate Journal

Artisanal relocates to TF Cornerstone’s 387 Park Avenue South

steven-baker-258x300TF Cornerstone arranged the signing of a long-term, 11,000 s/f retail lease with Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro, one of New York City’s top-rated French restaurants, at the owner/developer’s 387 Park Ave. South. The new transaction completes Winick Realty Group’s leasing efforts, on behalf of TF Cornerstone, for the retail portion of the 215,000 s/f, class A office and retail property.

In Summer 2016, the cheese-centric brasserie, owned by Sarid Drory, will relocate from its current location at 2 Park Avenue South to the expansive, two-story space at 387 Park Avenue South. Architect Adam Tihany is building out the new and much larger Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro, which will house the restaurant, a cheese store, bakery, and lounge, in addition to three private rooms available for events, a raw bar, and outdoor, sidewalk seating. Chef John Creger will retain many current favorites on the menu while also introducing a few new items to complement the expansion of Artisanal’s offerings that will include 560 types of cheese and 2,500 types of wine. The brasserie’s brunch menu will feature five different tasting menus with wines.

“We are thrilled to welcome Artisanal to this prime retail space, which has been transformed as part of the major capital improvements that are nearing completion at 387 Park Ave. South and attracting high-level tenants like Artisanal and Barry’s Bootcamp,” said Steve Gonzalez, director of retail leasing for TF Cornerstone. “This acclaimed bistro has built a strong reputation among New York City’s best restaurants and is a celebrated addition to the building as we continue to lease the remaining, available office space on the upper floors.”

“Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro is a well-established concept in New York City and their distinctive brand of upscale yet youthful dining will be a great amenity for not only the building, but also the neighborhood, which has seen an influx of technology companies in recent years,” said Steven Baker, president of Winick Realty Group.

Baker and Aaron Fishbein represented TF Cornerstone in this lease transaction, as well as the lease transaction earlier in 2015 that brought Barry’s Bootcamp to the building.

Jeff Lagowitz, of Savills Studley, represented Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro in the transaction.

Recent improvements to the pre-war, 12-story property at 387 Park Ave. South have included significant renovations to the lobby and roof deck, which features a unique glass penthouse; upgraded mechanicals; and the installation of new elevators and an all-glass façade that sheathes the base of the building up to the third floor.

387 Park Ave. South is located steps away from Madison Sq. Park and a wide variety of restaurants, hotels, and boutiques. This area of Midtown South has become one of New York City’s most popular office and retail destinations, benefitting from tremendous pedestrian traffic and convenient transportation options.

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NYRE Journal_112415_Artisanal relocates to TF Cornerstone’s 387 Park Avenue South

Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market.

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Grin and beer it in global style at Treadwell Park

2012.05.10 387PAS Hero Shot 2More details are emerging about Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro’s upcoming move from 2 Park Avenue South to a 12-story pre-war building at 387 Park Avenue South.

The new bistro in Midtown South’s tech corridor will expand from its current 3,000 square feet to 11,000 square feet. The existing spot will stay open until the new one launches this summer.

Architect Adam Tihany, who has created signature restaurants for celebrated chefs like Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller, is doing the build-out.

The eatery will feature 560 types of cheeses and 2,500 wines, along with a raw bar, a lounge, outdoor seating and three private rooms for events.

Restaurateur Sarid Drory, who bought the restaurant in 2013 from Terrance Brennan, said Chef John Creger will keep signature dishes such as white truffle fondue, while offering new options, including togarashi-marinated tuna crudo with squid ink.

“Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro will be a great amenity for the building and the neighborhood, which has seen an influx of technology companies in recent years,” said Steven E. Baker, president of Winick Realty Group.

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NY Post_112315_Grin and beer it in global style at Treadwell Park

Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market.

Real Estate Weekly

French restaurant Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro to open in NoMad

387-park-avenue-south-e1447881500399-938x535TF Cornerstone announced the signing of a long-term, 11,000 s/f retail lease with Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro, one of New York City’s top-rated French restaurants, at its 387 Park Avenue South.

The new transaction completes Winick Realty Group’s leasing efforts, on behalf of TF Cornerstone, for the retail portion of the 215,000 s/f Class-A office and retail property.

In summer 2016, the cheese-centric brasserie, owned by Sarid Drory, will relocate from its current location at 2 Park Avenue South to the two-story space at 387 Park Avenue South.

Architect Adam Tihany is building out the new and much larger Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro, which will house the restaurant, a cheese store, bakery, and lounge, in addition to three private rooms available for events, a raw bar, and outdoor, sidewalk seating. Chef John Creger will retain many current favorites on the menu while also introducing a few new items to complement the expansion of Artisanal’s offerings that will include 560 types of cheese and 2,500 types of wine.

The brasserie’s brunch menu will feature five different tasting menus with wines.

“We are thrilled to welcome Artisanal to this prime retail space, which has been transformed as part of the major capital improvements that are nearing completion at 387 Park Avenue South and attracting high-level tenants like Artisanal and Barry’s Bootcamp,” said Steve N. Gonzalez, director of retail leasing for TF Cornerstone.

“This acclaimed bistro has built a strong reputation among New York City’s best restaurants and is a celebrated addition to the building as we continue to lease the remaining, available office space on the upper floors.”

“Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro is a well-established concept in New York City and their distinctive brand of upscale yet youthful dining will be a great amenity for not only the building, but also the neighborhood, which has seen an influx of technology companies in recent years,” said Steven E. Baker, president of Winick Realty Group.

Baker and Aaron S. Fishbein represented TF Cornerstone in the lease transaction, as well as the lease transaction earlier in 2015 that brought Barry’s Bootcamp to the building.

Jeff Lagowitz, of Savills Studley, represented Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro in the transaction.

Recent improvements to the pre-war, 12-story property at 387 Park Avenue South have included significant renovations to the lobby and roof deck, which features a unique glass penthouse; upgraded mechanicals; and the installation of new elevators and an all-glass façade that sheathes the base of the building up to the third floor.

387 Park Avenue South is located steps away from Madison Square Park and a wide variety of restaurants, hotels, and boutiques.

This area of Midtown South has become one of New York City’s most popular office and retail destinations, benefitting from tremendous pedestrian traffic and convenient transportation options.

For more, download the full article in PDF

rew_111815_French restaurant Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro to open in NoMad

Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market. 

Real Estate Weekly

Irving Farm Coffee signs lease for Upper East Side store

New York, New YorkNew York-based coffee company Irving Farm Coffee Roasters signed a lease for its first Upper East Side storefront, the brand’s sixth in New York City and seventh in New York State.

The café will encompass 1,745 s/f of ground-floor space, as well as 975 s/f in the basement, at 1424 Third Avenue.

“Irving Farm Coffee Roasters’ character and charm is going to be a great addition to this stretch of Third Avenue, which is home to a handful of national coffee chains but no local cafés that place such a strong emphasis on locally sourced and homemade food, in addition to one of the best coffee programs in the city,” said Winick Realty Group’s Matthew Schuss, who represented the tenant.

The tenant is in the process of renovating the interior and exterior of the space which will have a retail display where customers can purchase the company’s latest coffees, which are roasted upstate at a state-of-the-art roastery in Millerton, NY.

Winick president Steven E. Baker and Charles Rapuano represented the landlord, the Brodsky Organization. The space previously housed Natural Frontier Market for 20 years.

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rew_111815_Irving Farm Coffee signs lease for Upper East Side store

Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market. 

Real Estate Weekly

Holiday season shopping already underway, according to city brokers

bryant-park-938x535Aaron Fishbein, a retail broker with Winick Realty, sees the major shopping corridors – Times Square, Herald Square, 5th Avenue – thriving during the holiday season.

“Looking at international and domestic tourists, it’s been increasing, and it really drives the New York shopping and especially in terms of holidays,” said Fishbein. “Big box retailers especially are rolling out sales earlier for shoppers to take advantage of sales.”

With many tourists visiting the city during the summer or other months that aren’t during the holidays, retailers are starting sales earlier to draw those extra shoppers in.

“I think shoppers like to touch and feel and go into stores, and what better place in terms of product to shop in New York than flagship stores. Tourists and visitors domestically are really going to drive New York shopping,” said Fishbein.

Looking into 2016, Fishbein sees successful food brands based in Miami, LA, and other big cities coming to NYC, as well as fitness chains.

Big box stores, like Target, which just announced it will open its second Manhattan location in Tribeca in a smaller format, could be eyeing expansions in NYC as well.

“Rents are becoming an issue, and with internet sales, big box has to become more efficient with square footage,” said Fishbein. “Target and Lowe’s are doing it, and give it a year and other stores will replicate. The problem is retailers are trying to figure out how to lay it out and which products to offer in New York, but I do think that smaller big box spaces will become the norm.”

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rew_111815_Holiday season shopping already underway, according to city brokers

Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market.