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Hudson Cos. to bring rooftop restaurant to Williamsburg

Rendering of the new restaurant and bar

The Hudson Companies Inc. announced a new lease signing with a rooftop restaurant and bar at The Breeze, a renovated creative class office building at 315 Meserole Street in East Williamsburg,.

Located adjacent to Netflix’s recently announced new studio complex, the restaurant, bar, and event space will be developed by the team behind the Lavender Lake bar and restaurant in Gowanus.

The newly-constructed penthouse on the building’s fourth floor includes a 2,000 s/f glass structure and a 4,000 s/f landscaped terrace with covered areas for outdoor seating and lighting, all additions made by the Hudson Companies as part of a major building rehab.

The rooftop features views of Midtown, Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Ben Waller of ABS Partners Real Estate represented both parties in the transaction.

“We are thrilled to have the experienced team behind the celebrated neighborhood bar and restaurant Lavender Lake taking our premier retail space at the Breeze,” said Christopher Tepper, Director at Hudson Companies.

“We are excited to bring a neighborhood friendly vibe that has been at the core of Lavender Lake’s success to East Williamsburg. Our rooftop joint will cater to afternoon business lunches, after work socializing, late night fun, and elegant events. We expect the space to provide year-round entertainments options and be a fun amenity to our neighbors in the building, while we also build a reputation as a unique destination for the City,” said Adam Sober, owner of Lavender Lake.

The restaurant and bar has an occupancy for up to 350 people with elevator access as well as a grand external stair tower connecting the rooftop to the landscaped courtyard below.

The lease also includes a 500 s/f storage space with private street-front loading.

The Hudson Companies also announced a lease with a Latin fusion restaurant, Aura Cocina, for 3,600 s/f of ground floor space overlooking the landscaped courtyard.

Aura Cocina will include a full bar and offer sit-down lunch and dinner options, with occasional events in the courtyard.

Hudson previously signed Native Bread and Pastry to take space along the Breezeway, offering a café, retail bakery and savory lunch options, which will be opening soon.

The Breeze, which is now open for move-ins, is home to approximately 100,000 s/f of creative office and retail space.

The Breeze also includes more than 8,000 s/f of programmed outdoor space, including a 6,000 s/f landscaped courtyard with outdoor seating, and a new 2,000 s/f adjoining retail arcade, branded the Breezeway, which will provide a unique shopping experience and connect the north and south sides of the building.

As part of the Breeze’s repositioning, the entire complex received new building systems, including all new electric distribution, new roofs, new elevators, new HVAC equipment, as well as new tenant lobbies, common bathrooms, storefronts, and a private bike parking room.

The Breeze is painted in larger than life geometric angles colored bright yellow, pink and turquoise. The design for the project was led by S9 Architecture.

The Breeze is a three-block walk from the L train’s Morgan and Montrose stops, as well as Citi Bike stations.

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