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Boxing Gym Backed by Stallone, Bieber Opening Upper East Side Outpost

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A boxing gym that counts Sylvester Stallone and Justin Bieber as investors is planning to open a location on Third Avenue by the end of the year, according to the company and reports.

Rumble, which has a location in Chelsea and is planning another in NoHo this summer, just signed a lease for 1495 Third Ave., between East 84th and 85th streets, The Real Deal reported.

Rumble will take over the entire five-story building, which used to house S Cavallo Antiques. SMA Equities bought the building last year for $18.2 million, city records show.

The new gym, which opened its first location in Chelsea earlier this year, specializes in boxing-inspired group fitness classes set to hip-hop and mood lighting, Rumble’s website says. The gym’s punching bags are actually filled with water.

The gym’s 10-year lease clocks in at about $1 million per year, Rumble spokeswoman Samantha Wenig said. She explained that the company chose the Upper East Side for its next location because the area’s demographic fits well with Rumble’s core customer.

Noah Neiman, who is a former master trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp and a cast member of Bravo’s “Work Out New York,” owns the company with Eugene Remm, Andy Stenzler and Anthony DiMarco.

Stallone invested in the company, which the New York Post called “the most anticipated group-fitness concept since SoulCycle.”

Winick Realty brokered the deal.

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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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New Coffee Shop Opening Near NYU in Greenwich Village

78w3_storefront-2016-e1488302222582A new coffee shop is coming to West Third and Thompson Streets, courtesy of a company with an upstate roastery.

Irving Farm Coffee Roasters inked a 15-year lease for the 3,500-square-foot, two-story corner space at 78 West Third St., just off Washington Square Park.

“We received a lot of interest from restaurateurs, but ownership was especially excited to partner with such a successful local business like Irving Farm,” said Lee & Associates Managing Principal Peter Braus, who represented CEJ Properties, the owner of the space.

The building was recently gut-renovated with an eye to restoring the space’s neighborhood character, according to Lee & Associates Managing Director JP Sutro.

“A large-format café will be a great addition to this neighborhood,” said Matthew Schuss of Winick Realty Group, who represented the tenant in the lease deal. “Irving Farm is excited to bring their high-quality coffee and food to the area and look forward to serving not only the large NYU student population, but also the scores of residents that call Greenwich Village home.”

The coffee shop is expected to open this spring. It will be Irving Farm’s eighth location in New York City.

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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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Manhattan Schoolhouse Day Care to Expand With Free Pre-K on Upper East Side

manhattan schoolhouseManhattan Schoolhouse, a pre-K and day care center on First Avenue, is expanding this fall with a brand new space just down the block.

Starting in September, the new location at 1608 First Ave., will start serving kids from 3 to 5 years old, including those who signed up for its new Universal Pre-K program, which was approved this spring.

The 3,141-square-foot schoolhouse, which is just a block south of its existing school, is located in the base of The Strathmore, a luxury rental apartment building owned by Related Companies, according to Winick Realty Group, which brokered the deal on June 1.

The school will use the building’s ground floor space and its lower level, which sits on the southeast corner of East 84th Street and First Avenue.

The ground floor and lower levels are currently undergoing renovation, according to city records.

The school opened 36 free pre-K seats during the city’s second round of pre-K admissions in May.

The private preschool normally costs $2,300 a month for a school day of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Manhattan Schoolhouse didn’t return calls for comment, but Winick Realty Group said the additional space was needed to meet the neighborhood’s needs.

“Manhattan Schoolhouse had outgrown their original Upper East Side location and wanted to open a second school as close by as possible in order to meet local demand,” said Steven Baker, president of Winick 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.

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Big-Box Stores Eyeing Future Retail Space on Steinway Street, Realtor Says

34-30-Steinway-StreetA big-box retailer may take up shop in a three-story retail complex planned for Steinway Street, according to the realtor marketing the space.

Winick Realty Group says it’s “in talks” with several national big-name brands eyeing the future space at 34-30 Steinway St., including gourmet markets, restaurants and home improvements stores, according to the company.

The group declined to specifically name the potential tenants.

Winick is leasing the future development on behalf of 34 Steinway Ground LLC, which is converting four one-story properties at the site — including a former lamp manufacturer — into a building with 120,000-square-feet of retail space spread out over four levels.

The building, located between 34th and 35th avenues, fronts both Steinway and 38th streets and will have a parking lot underground, the realty group said.

The property is expected to open by 2018.

Steinway Street is one of Astoria’s major shopping corridors, and is already home to several major chains. There is also a Starbucks, Applebee’s, Panera Bread and a P.C. Richard & Sons within two blocks of the future development.

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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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Nordstrom Tower Plan May Be Keeping Midtown Storefronts Empty, Experts Say

oyster barMore than a dozen vacant storefronts line a six-block stretch of Broadway between Columbus Circle and Times Square in what some say is the result of property owners holding out for sky-high rents expected when the long-awaited Nordstrom Tower is completed.

There are 13 vacant storefronts along Broadway between 53rd and Central Park — some that have languished for more than two years — and another five empty storefronts on Seventh Avenue just one block west — DNAinfo has found.

The casualties include the site of the former Famous Oyster Bar, a Midtown mainstay that closed in January 2014 after 50 years in business and has yet to be replaced; Pie Face, an eatery at 53rd Street and Broadway that has been empty since the chain pulled up stakes in the fall of 2014; and a host of other shops, restaurants and even an HSBC bank branch.

Notably, nearly half of the neighborhood’s empty storefronts sit inside properties that Extell Development Company is developing as part of its three upcoming projects in the area.

Those projects include the Central Park Tower, also known as the Nordstrom Tower, a planned 1,550-foot high-rise at West 57th Street and Broadway that will have 199 condominium units and the eponymous department store on its first seven floors.

Much has been made of the impact that the Nordstrom Tower could have on the area: One broker, Kelly Gedinsky, is already advertising rental space in 3 Columbus Circle on the corner of 57th Street and Broadway as “Across from Nordstrom.”

“I think [Nordstrom’s arrival is] very exciting, and it’s going to drastically change pedestrian traffic in the area,” Gedinsky said. “People are going to flock to Nordstrom, and it’s going to elevate the whole area.”

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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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Russian Pie Company, Doughnut Plant Coming to LIC’s Falchi Building

doughnut plantThe Falchi Building is getting a couple of sweet tenants.

Russian pie-makers Stolle Pie Shops and Manhattan baked goods purveyor Doughnut Plant are the newest future additions to the former warehouse at 31-00 47th Ave., which is owned by Chelsea Market developer Jamestown.

Stolle is leasing a 2,175-square-foot space at the site, according to Winick Realty Group, which brokered the deal. It will be a production facility that will include a retail counter, a rep for Jamestown said. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news.

Stolle makes both savory treats, like meat pies and herring pies, and sweet ones, like apple or apricot flavors, according to its menu. This will be the first U.S. location for the company, which opened in 2002 and has 49 locations in Eastern Europe and the United Kingdom.

“Stolle is a proven and successful operation in Europe and, given the quality of their food and the unique customer experience of eating at a Stolle cafe, we are confident that Stolle will easily replicate that success here in New York,” Winick’s Aaron S. Fishbein said in a statement.

The Falchi location is expected to open this summer, a rep for Winick said.

Meanwhile, Doughnut Plant — which got its start on the Lower East Side and now has locations in Brooklyn and Chelsea — will open at Falchi this month, according to an update on its website.

The space will be both a production site as well as a small shop, the company said in another online post this past fall.

The two new tenants are the latest in a roster of food-related companies that call the Falchi Building home. L’Arte Del Gelato and organic juice company Juice Press run production facilities there already.

The building also hosts The Food Box, a collection of food vendors that serve lunch during the week.

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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.