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162-year-old luxury bedding brand signs new retail lease across from D&D Building

213 East 59th StreetCharles P. Rogers, which has been manufacturing beds, mattresses and bedding since it was founded in New York City in 1855, has signed a 10-year lease for its second Manhattan showroom at 213 East 59th Street (pictured top).

Located between Second and Third Avenues, the storefront gives Charles P. Rogers placement across from the entrance to the Decoration & Design Building and among a concentration of high-end home furnishing retailers, including The Shade Store and Savoir Beds.

Winick Realty Group’s Charles Rapuano, president Steven E. Baker, and Jeremy Wintner represented landlord Chosen Equities in the Charles P. Rogers lease, as well as ownership in the Shade Store and Savoir Beds deals, making this the company’s third successful lease transaction on the block.

“We have seen this stretch of East 59th Street change from small mom-and-pop shops to a destination for sophisticated upscale retailers with real branding,” said Rapuano. “This block is the perfect place for Charles P. Rogers to set up their Midtown showroom and we are confident that they will find themselves positioned for great success.”

Sinvin’s Chris Owles and Sarah Shannon represented Charles P. Rogers, who will occupy 2,000 square feet of space, including 1,350 square feet on the ground floor and 730 square feet in the basement. The retail location also comes with 1,138 square feet of backyard space that is dedicated to the retail tenant.

Charles P. Rogers currently operates one factory showroom in the Flatiron District, as well as one in East Rutherford, NJ.

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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 Observer

Snapchat Opens Store to Market Spectacles Through Holiday Season

59th-night-snapchat-cropSnapchat, the short-term photo messaging app, has opened a pop-up location at the former Playboy Club. The is the first physical store for the company, which it will use to market its new picture-taking sunglasses.

The social media app will occupy the entirety of 5 East 59th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues through New Year’s Eve, according to Snapchat’s website. The store, which officially opened yesterday, will be closed only on Thanksgiving as well as Christmas Eve and Day.

Asking rent in the deal was not immediately available, but brokers with Winick Realty Group were previously asking $14 million a year for the space.

The building includes a 5,000-square-foot ground floor that has 22-foot ceilings. Much of the nine-story structure façade has been covered with a yellow banner brandishing Snapchat’s logo. The property sits across the street from the Apple store at 767 Fifth Avenue, otherwise known as the General Motors Building.

GreenOak Real Estate and Capstone Equities put the building up for lease last year, tapping Winick’s Darrell Rubens, Lee Block and Kelly Gedinsky to market the 40,000-square-foot building. The Winick team represented both the tenant and the landlord in this deal.

Rubens said this is Snapchat’s first brick-and-mortar store in which it is marketing the company’s new “Spectacles.” The sunglasses are outfitted with cameras that allow the wearers to record photos and videos of what they are seeing, which is then wirelessly uploaded to the Snapchat app.

“We have been marketing it as a stand alone creative space to showcase a brand with a retail component,” Rubens said of 5 East 59th Street. The team has been looking for “a new brand who would have a synergy with Apple.”

Snapchat has been setting up “Snapbots”—vending machines that sell the glasses, which will also be featured in this location. The company has also dropped them in recent weeks at the Grand Canyon and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

For more, visit 5east59.com.

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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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Winick Realty leases first New York location for famed Italian panini shop

AnticoNoeWinick Realty Group announced Antico Noe, the Florence-based panini shop is bringing its one-of-a-kind sandwiches to New York City. The new store will be 1,600 sq. ft. will operate at 220 East 53rd Street, New York, New York. Located between Second and Third Avenues in Midtown East, the storefront provides Antico Noe exposure to a large daytime population.

“This location has the perfect mix of customers for our brand,” said Michael Grant, who is spearheading Antico Noe’s U.S. expansion. “Look to the left and you have the Lipstick Building and Citicorp Center; look to the right and you have a multitude of newly-built luxury condominiums. It’s exactly the hybrid market we were seeking for our first New York City store.”

Winick Realty Group’s Jordan Kaplan and Zach Diamond represented the brand.  Landlord Empire Management was represented by Michelle Guerrero of Pink Stone Realty.

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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 Observer

Corporate Caterer Opening Grab-and-Go Spot Near Bryant Park

20-east-40th-streetBetween the Bread is about to have a new location between Fifth and Madison Avenues.

The catering company has signed a lease for 1,200 square feet of retail space at 20 East 40th Street, according to Winick Realty Group. Between the Bread, which serves a corporate clientele in the city, is slated to open at the Midtown East spot, also known as 280 Madison Avenue, this fall.

The asking rent was $17,500 per month.

“This location will be the model they’re using going forward,” Jordan Kaplan of Winick Realty Group told Commercial Observer. “We think they’re going to hit the ground running there.”

Mr. Kaplan represented Between the Bread with colleague Kenneth Hochhauser. Benjamin Fox and Michael Azarian of Cushman & Wakefield represented landlord Dom Ben Realty Corp.

After it launched a now-shuttered cafe on East 56th Street in 1979, Between the Bread’s catering business launched three years later and overpowered the company, according to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported news of the lease.

While that location might have closed, the Between the Bread team is planning a sleek “grab-and-go” spot that will seat up to 30 people and play up to the office crowd of Midtown East.

“Unlike new companies that can create a current persona for New York City, Between the Bread has been a brand here for 35 years,” said Ricky Eisen, the president and founder of Between the Bread, in prepared remarks. “With this new location, we are able to reinvent ourselves and create a foothold in Midtown with a concept that is modern, creative and relevant.”

In the last year, the landlord has brought in not just Between the Bread but artisanal brewer Gregorys Coffee to the retail section of the building, Mr. Fox said. The new tenants are a shift from the deli and hair salon previously occupying the respective spaces.

“It’s certainly an upgrade for the building,” Mr. Fox said. “I think they’re going to do fantastic. The ownership is very happy with the family. It should be a terrific relationship.”

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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

Winick taking reservations for UN space

310 East 44th StreetA place has opened up along the restaurant row that surrounds the United Nations headquarters in Turtle Bay.

Winick Realty Group president Steven E. Baker just announced the availability of 3,000 s/f of retail at 310 East 44th Street, between First and Second Avenues, steps from the United Nations.

Baker and his associate Charles Rapuano are marketing the rare restaurant space on behalf of The Brodsky Organization. “The area surrounding the United Nations is home to dense, affluent residential and commercial populations that have brought success to nearby high-end restaurants including Megu, The Palms, The Smith and Crave Fishbar, among many others,” said Baker.

“The retail at 310 East 44th Street represents a rare opportunity for a restaurateur to lease a fully-built-out restaurant space in this neighborhood.”

The retail at 310 East 44th Street comes with venting. With 70 feet of all-glass frontage, the restaurant is poised to capture the constant foot traffic from nearby Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and the United Nations Landmark Complex, which is currently undergoing a $1.9 billion overhaul.

The storefront is situated one block from UN Plaza Hotel and within walking distance of many new constructions, including 50 United Nations, an ultra-luxury, 43-story residential condominium.

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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

Durst hires Winick to lease 42nd Street retail

205 East 42nd Street Web PicThe Durst Organization has hired the Winick Realty Group executive team of Steven E. Baker, president, and Kenneth Hochhauser to exclusively market a  prime asset in the company’s East Side portfolio.

The retail at 205 East 42nd Street, located between Third and Second Avenues, consists of 5,636 s/f on the ground floor and 2,069 s/f on the lower level, will have a new storefront installed, complete with a new window on the western side. Its interior offers 60 feet of 42nd Street frontage, as well as 20-foot ceilings.

“We are proud to represent a truly remarkable retail space in the heart of Manhattan’s business district,” said Baker. “This availability is the ideal opportunity for a restaurant or retailer to attract not only the many office workers in the area, but also the dense population of residents, tourists and commuters from Grand Central Station, which is located only blocks away.”

“We look forward to working with Steven and the Winick team on leasing up the retail at 205 East 42nd Street,” said Brandl Frey, leasing manager at The Durst Organization.  “We have just finished a two-year repositioning of 205 as a center for non-for-profit and government users and are excited by the opportunity to find a high-quality retail user to complement our distinguished tenant roster.”

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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.