Eastern Consolidated has arranged a 10-year, 1,554-square-foot lease for Black Fox Coffee at 70 Pine Street, the 66-story skyscraper in Lower Manhattan that Rose Associates has converted from office to luxury residential use. The specialty coffee shop is scheduled to open in May.
Black Fox Coffee will be located on the ground floor of the landmarked Art Deco masterpiece, which was built by the Cities Service Company in the 1930s and also served as AIG’s world headquarters from 1976 to 2008.
Joe Robinson, Senior Director of Retail Leasing at Eastern Consolidated, represented Black Fox Coffee, and David Tricarico and Jedd Horn of Cushman & Wakefield represented Rose Associates.
“I’m delighted that we were able to place Black Fox Coffee in such an elegant, historic building,” Robinson said. “Rose Associates reviewed a number of coffee concepts but ultimately selected Black Fox because its mission and high standards were compatible with the sophisticated atmosphere and convenience the developer is seeking to offer its residents.”
Rose Associates has reimagined 70 Pine Street as a 612-unit luxury rental with a wide array of amenities. In addition to Black Fox Coffee, the building will offer a 24/7 attended lobby, Q&A’s 132-key apartment hotel, La Palestra Fitness and Wellness Center, a rooftop restaurant by Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield, a full-service market, and children’s playroom.
Like the coffee houses of Europe and Australia, Black Fox seeks to be a place of community, quality, and reflection.
The coffee, which is roasted to specific requirements, will be expertly prepared by a team of baristas that will undergo strict training and quality control by head barista, Kris Wood, and focus on customer service and the customer experience.