Brookfield Office Properties Inc. announced that the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), New York City’s largest center for culinary learning, will relocate to Brookfield Place (225 Liberty St.) in downtown Manhattan in 2014.
ICE will occupy 71,000 s/f at Brookfield Place, which is in the midst of a $250-million renovation and re-positioning. ICE, set to open in late 2014, will be located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of 225 Liberty St., neighboring the new Equinox fitness center.
Also coming to Brookfield Place in 2014 are Italian eatery Parm, a French-themed marketplace operated by the Poulakakos family, 15 chef-driven quick-service dining concepts, and luxury retail brands including Burberry, Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo and Ermenegildo Zegna.
“Brookfield Place has emerged as New York City’s destination of choice for the fusion of world-class dining, luxury brand retail and performance arts, all within the beauty of Hudson River Park and the reach of the Lower Manhattan subway system,” said David Cheikin, vice president of leasing for Brookfield Office Properties. “ICE’s presence downtown reflects the new demographic of the area – that of the contemporary, sophisticated urban resident and professional.”
“To establish a permanent new home for ICE, it was imperative to find a large aspirational location, with great regional transportation viability. By signing on with Brookfield Place, we have achieved these goals,” said ICE President & CEO, Rick Smilow. The facility we are planning will no doubt be one of the world’s most impressive and exciting culinary education centers.”
ICE was represented in lease negotiations by David Goldstein and Jarod Stern from Studley. Brookfield was represented in-house by David Cheikin.