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Winick Realty Group Brings Jersey Mike’s to Four New NJ Markets 

gary-krauss-258x30012Winick Realty Group announced that Gary Krauss, the exclusive broker for Jersey Mike’s in New Jersey, has negotiated five new leases on behalf of the popular sandwich chain, bringing the brand to four new markets in its home state of New Jersey.

Jersey Mike’s leased 1,600 square feet at 346 Route 10, East Hanover, NJ, where they join such national co-tenants as Verizon and Party City. “The Route 10 corridor is going through a huge transformation, and this is one of the most exciting pieces of real estate in the market,” said Krauss. A former Daffy’s menswear store, it sits on a signalized intersection, with Chipotle Mexican Grillin the center across River Road, driving plenty of traffic to the store. Landlord JEMB Realty was represented by Bill Lenaz of RJ Brunelli.

The company’s first West Orange location is set to open at 235 Prospect Avenue in the Whole Foods Center. The 1,750-square-foot store shares its space with Chipotle Mexican Grill, for which Winick Realty Group had also negotiated the lease. “Chipotle took over a former fast food operator’s space; however, the space was larger than Chipotle needed, so since we represented both Chipotle and Jersey Mike’s, we were able to leverage our relationship with the landlord and integrate both concepts into the vacant space,” said Krauss. Vanguard and Levin Management, who co-own the property, were represented in-house.

Jersey Mike’s leased 1,200 square feet at the Pheasant Valley Shopping Center in Warren, NJ. Located at 177 Washington Valley Road, the storefront sits in an A&P-anchored shopping center alongside co-tenants including Walgreens, Moe’s Southwestern Grill and Dunkin Donuts. Landlord Hampshire Properties was represented by Ray Ayers in a direct deal.

Finally, the brand is opening two new locations in Wayne, NJ. In the West Belt Plaza Shopping Center, Jersey Mike’s leased 1,350 square feet at 57 Route 23, marking the first northern New Jersey location for the franchise operators, who own six Jersey Mike’s locations in Southern New Jersey. The brand joins Home Goods, Pet Smart, Fidelity Investments and a soon-to-open Starbucks that is expected to bring a lot of traffic to the shopping center. Landlord Segal and Segal was represented by Neal Richards of Vanguard. The same operators are also opening a store within the Wedgewood Plaza Shopping Center, located on the busy Hamburg Turnpike. Krauss negotiated a lease for 1,700 square feet at 155 Hamburg Turnpike. Landlord Wedgewood Properties LLC was represented by Mills Retail Real Estate.

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citybiz-121714-Winick Realty Group Brings Jersey Mike’s to Four New NJ Markets

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 Group Leases Brooklyn Location for Social Apparel 

Ezra-Safdieh-print-ver-profile-001Social Apparel, the women’s dress and fashion retailer for teens and young adults, has signed a lease for their new location in the heart of the Fulton Mall.

Set to open this coming spring, the chain will occupy 2,224 square feet on the ground floor, as well as 800 square feet of second-floor space, at 455 Fulton Street, between Jay and Lawrence Streets in Downtown Brooklyn. While currently constructing the space, Social Apparel plans on featuring their signature, eye-catching, glass-façade display to help attract the area’s robust consumer population to this new location.

“With a very specific criteria for their locations, Social Apparel can be quite particular about which streets will garner ample business. Their strategy targets shopping corridors that brim with low- and middle-income customers, and there may only be a handful of such streets left in New York City,” said Winick Realty Group’s Ezra Safdieh. “Fulton Mall continually draws this clientele on a seven day-a-week basis, making this location especially compelling for them.”

Safdieh represented Social Apparel along with Winick Realty Group broker Young Byunn, who previously leased Social Apparel’s location at 255 West 34th Street in Herald Square. The brand also operates at 147 West 35th Street and in four malls, including Manhattan Mall, Palisades Center, The Galleria at White Plains and Stamford Town Center in Connecticut. The store at 455 Fulton Street will be their only Brooklyn location, placing the brand among many high-profile national chains, including Payless Shoes and Gap Factory Outlet.

Landlord Solil Management was represented in-house by Brett Weinblatt.

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citybiz-121514-Winick Realty Group Leases Brooklyn Location for Social Apparel

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 Group Named Exclusive Broker for Corner Bakery Café in Long Island Expansion 

robert-heicklen-258x3002Veteran restaurant operators Four M Bakery LLC has selected Winick Realty Group to exclusively represent Corner Bakery Café, the popular Texas-based dining chain with 178 locations in 20 states, as they expand on Long Island. Robert Heicklen and Michael Gleicher will handle leasing efforts for the brand, which recently signed a multi-unit development agreement to open new Corner Bakery Cafes in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

The brand seeks locations ranging from 3,400 to 4,400 square feet with ample parking and accommodation for outdoor patio seating areas, wherever possible. “We will be targeting shopping centers, freestanding buildings and PAD sites that are close to downtown neighborhoods and densely populated areas,” said Heicklen. “Corner Bakery Café is specifically seeking sites that will allow them to show off their distinctive Trade Dress, which includes Black and White awnings and outdoor patio seating.”

Corner Bakery Café offers a destination for customers seeking “a warm welcome and an escape from the chaos of life.” Their made-to-order menu features hot breakfast scramblers, signature paninis and sandwiches, homemade soups, hand-tossed salads, pastas and decadent desserts while providing a place to gather with family and friends. Corner Bakery Café also provides a robust, best-in-class catering platform, presenting fresh food perfectly packaged for delivery or pick up.

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citybiz-120814-Winick Realty Group Named Exclusive Broker for Corner Bakery Café in Long Island Expansion

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 Group Named Exclusive Brokers for World Leaders in Destination Entertainment, iFLY 

Exterior_Images-WebiFLY, the world’s largest and most advanced designer, builder and operator of indoor skydiving attractions, and their national consultant Howard Samuels of Samuels and Company Inc., have selected Winick Realty Group to exclusively represent the company in New York, Long Island and New Jersey.

Winick Realty Group NJ founding partner and senior vice president Daniel Spector, along with his daughter Leanna Spector, will represent the brand in their New Jersey and New York expansion. iFLY is currently seeking sites in Paramus, NJ; Brooklyn, NY; and in the area surrounding Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island. The company needs room to be able to build a 6,000-square-foot building that is 45- to 60-feet tall and includes accommodation for minimum 25 parked cars. High visibility locations in upper middle class markets are preferable.

“iFLY is a one-of-a-kind tenant with unique requirements and we look forward to the challenge of finding their ideal locations in New York and New Jersey,” said Daniel Spector. “They have been looking to enter this high-barrier market for quite some time and we are confident that Winick Realty Group’s best-in-class service and expertise will allow them to achieve their goal.”

iFLY is a leader in experiential retail and destination entertainment, operating locations ranging from U.S. cities such as Austin, Texas and San Francisco to facilities in 12 international locales, including Dubai and Singapore, as well as an iFLY facility recently installed on the Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line. iFLY offers an unmatched simulated sky diving experience, something that appears on the bucket lists of 5.5 billion people around the world, by creating wind tunnels that replicate the experience of sky diving. iFLY is safe for everyone ages 3 and up as trained instructors are on hand to guide and teach all participants.

iFLY is a perfect “adventure experience” for families, birthday parties, corporate groups, school trips, sales events and more. In addition, iFLY locations are popular with experienced sky divers and military training exercises. On average, iFLY draws more than 150,000 upscale visitors to its locations, adding value to any site.

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citybiz-120314-Winick Realty Group Named Exclusive Brokers for World Leaders in Destination Entertainment, iFLY

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 Group Leases Farmers Insurance Branch Location at New Jersey’s Copper Tree Mall 

susan-preisler-print-ver-profile-001M. Gale Insurance Agency, LLC, a branch of Farmers Insurance, signed a lease for a new location in the Copper Tree Mall, located at 350 Ramapo Valley Rd. in Oakland, NJ. The 1,050-square-foot space replaces the company’s previous location at 266 Harristown Road in Glen Rock, NJ.

“Farmers Insurance had approached Monte Gale and Glenn Ajamian to open a Bergen County Farmers Insurance Branch in a retail location rather than a strictly office environment they had previously occupied in Glen Rock,” said Winick Realty Group NJ’s Susan Preisler. “It was a pleasure to work with them to find them their new location.”

From day one, Preisler felt that Copper Tree Mall was the perfect place for this tenant, in part because the center is also home to a branch of the State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

“Their business is thriving,” Preisler said. “On any given day, they are writing up 10 -20 new quotes generated through State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission walking traffic alone.”

Preisler represented both M. Gale Insurance Agency and landlord Washington Square Owner, LLC in the lease transaction.

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citybiz-111914-Winick Realty Group Leases Farmers Insurance Branch Location at New Jersey’s Copper Tree Mall

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 Group Leases First Manhattan Location For Educational Toy Store Learning Express Toys 

charles-rapuano-258x3009Learning Express Toys, a leading franchisor of educational toy stores with 130 locations across the country, signed a lease for its first Manhattan location at 1029 Third Avenue, located on the Southeast corner of East 61st Street on the Upper East Side.

Each of Learning Express Toys’ locations is locally owned and operated and their Manhattan shop is no exception. “This franchisee found the brand because she was searching for educational toys for her children,” said Winick Realty Group’s Charles Rapuano. “She was impressed with the company and wanted to open their first store in Manhattan.”

Learning Express Toys was drawn to the location—which comprises 818 square feet on the ground floor and 850 square feet in the basement—because of the population density and disposable income in the neighborhood. They were also happy to join prestigious co-tenants like Bloomingdales and Dylan’s Candy Bar, with whom Rapuano says the brand “has good synergy because they reach the same core customer.”

Rapuano represented Learning Express Toys and landlord Olshan Properties was represented in house in the long-term lease transaction. Learning Express Toys is slated to open in December.

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citybiz-111814-Winick Realty Group Leases First Manhattan Location For Educational Toy Store Learning Express Toys

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.