Winick Realty Group Leases First Manhattan Location for Explore & Discover
Early childhood learning center Explore & Discover signed a lease for its first New York City location at 444 Second Avenue. The 6,416-square-foot space is located on the Southeast corner of Second Avenue and 26th Street in the Kips Bay neighborhood.
Winick Realty Group broker Hal Shapiro, who serves as the exclusive broker for Explore & Discover in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, represented the well-regarded educational concept in the lease transaction. Landlord Henry Phipps Plaza was represented in-house by Charles Gross.
“This location had been on the market for a long time and it proved to be a perfect fit for Explore & Discover,” said Shapiro. “Everything from the layout of the store to the proximity to local schools and young neighborhood families works especially well for their brand.”
As with all of their locations, Explore & Discover “plan to be an integral part of each neighborhood we serve: a model for infant + child education and a community for parents and teachers, where each child can experience the world in wondrous ways.”
Shapiro is continuing to seek 4,000- to 6,000-square-foot sites for the 30-year-old company, which has created programs in 55 locations throughout the state of New York, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. Potential sites should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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