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FiDi Acquires Taste Of Roti With NYC Rollout Slated

Scoop reflects on the ongoing upgrade of FiDi’s casual-eating scene, as Roti Mediterranean Grill will launch its first New York outpost at 100 Maiden Lane in January. The “healthy and affordable” chain with 16 locations in Chicago and Washington, DC, has signed a lease for 2,000 square feet in a former bank space – how’s that for a switch? – on the ground floor of the rental apartment building. Roti Chairman Mats Lederhausen described the chain’s philosophy as “basically fast food with no guilt.” The menu boasts “robust flavors” of the Mediterranean such as olive oil and legumes, and includes freshly cut roasted meats, salads, sandwiches and traditional sides like hummus and couscous. The Roti deal typifies the measured advance of the FiDi restaurant world. Despite promises of future culinary nirvana at the World Financial Center and the World Trade Center, there’s still precious little “fine dining” except for steakhouses, which keep multiplying even though residents are starved for better seafood, Italian and Asian choices. Major league uptown restaurateurs continue to avoid the area for several reasons including the false perception that there aren’t enough customers and the accurate one that available spaces tend to be too big (as former bank vaults) or too small and narrow. Even so, there’s tremendous momentum where lower-priced eateries are concerned – a quantum leap over Wall Street’s old greasy spoons and ethnic spots. Better quality chain operators such as Pret A Manger, Financier and Chipotle are replacing the dives from river to river. Uptown restaurateurs including the Fresco-owning Scotto family have launched thriving low-priced outfits mainly for lunch and takeout.

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THREE-STORY RETAIL PROPERTY SELLS FOR $3.2 MILLION 

Winick Realty Group has arranged the $3.2 million sale of a 17,676-square-foot retail property at 80 Jamaica Ave. in Brooklyn. The ground floor retail has been home to a Citibank branch location since 1973 and the tenant will remain in place for the duration of its long-term lease. Ken Zakin, Hymie Dweck and Randall Liberman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented the seller in the transaction. Zach Mishaan of Winick Realty represented the buyer.

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Globe Street

Chelsea Restaurateur to Open Pasta Bar at 186 Ninth Avenue

Melissa Muller Daka, a Chelsea restaurateur, has inked a 950-square-foot retail lease in a building situated at 186 Ninth Avenue to house a new restaurant named Pastai. The asking rent for the space was $120 per square foot. Rozmae Realty Co. is the owner of the building located between West 21st and West 22nd streets.

In the 12-year lease, Winick Realty’s Alexander Hill brokered for the tenant, while Buchbinder & Warren’s William Abramson brokered for the owner.

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Dick’s pulling out of B’way

Dick’s had been vacillating between 1333 Broadway and 3 Columbus Circle, owned by a venture of SL Green Realty Corp. and Joseph Moinian, where 29,000 square feet has long been available on the ground and second floors.

The space is now being marketed by Winick Realty for the owners. Steven Durels of SL Green declined comment on whether or not a deal with Dick’s was still in the works.

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Real Estate Business

THREE-STORY RETAIL PROPERTY SELLS FOR $3.2M IN BROOKLYN

Zach Mishaan is a broker at Winick Realty GroupWinick Realty Group has arranged the $3.2 million sale of a 17,676-square-foot retail property at 80 Jamaica Ave. in Brooklyn. The ground floor retail has been home to a Citibank branch location since 1973 and the tenant will remain in place for the duration of its long-term lease. Ken Zakin, Hymie Dweck and Randall Liberman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented the seller in the transaction. Zach Mishaan of Winick Realty represented the buyer.

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Real Estate Bisnow

An anonymous buyer purchased a three-story, 18k SF retail property at 80 Jamaica Ave, Brooklyn for $3.2M. Winick Realty Group’s Zach Mishaan repped the buyer, while Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Ken Zakin, Hymie Dweck, and Randall Liberman repped the seller.

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