Eastern Consolidated’s Retail Leasing Division has arranged a 15-year, 3,800 s/f lease on the ground floor and lower level at 175 Franklin Street in Tribeca for Sushi Tatsu, a new restaurant that will be opened by master sushi chef to the stars Tatsuya Sekiguchi.
James Famularo, Senior Director of the Retail Leasing Division for Eastern Consolidated, represented the landlord, while Sekiguchi and his partners, Paul and Jean Dupuy, were represented by Elizabeth Kaneko, City Connections Realty, Inc.
“As the chef at the popular five-star Sushi Yasuda restaurant in Midtown Manhattan for 10 years, Chef Tatsuya dazzled New York City food lovers including Martha Stewart and Tim Robbins who specifically requested to be seated in front of him,” Famularo said.
“Chef Tatsuya is a sushi master who personalizes every dish for his customers. At his new restaurant, he promises to deliver Michelin-star quality sushi in an intimate setting that will cater to 24 customers, including 10 at the sushi counter.”
Sekiguchi is following the sushi tradition and legacy established by his grandparents and great-grandmother at their family restaurant in Japan. He started his career as a chef in his home town, Hasuda City, Saitama Prefecture, and for over 14 years, he has shared his traditional style of sushi as a chef at several restaurants including Sushi Yasuda.
“This iconic cobblestone block…will be an ideal location for Sushi Tatsu,” Famularo continued. “The restaurant Nobu had its global launch here and Andrew Carmellini’s restaurant Locanda Verde and the Michelin-star Indian restaurant Tamarind are on the block as well.”
Sushi Tatsu will be designed by award-winning architect Shigeru Ban.