Eastern Consolidated’s Retail Leasing Division has arranged a 10-year lease at 48 Macdougal Street in SoHo for Raku, a Japanese restaurant that will be opening a second location in the 1,200-square-foot space located between West Houston and Prince Streets.
Master Chef Norihiro “Miyake” Ishizuka and restauranteur Huey Cheng, who currently operate the original Raku and a separate sushi bar called Kura in the East Village, will be introducing their popular menu selections for in-house dining and delivery at the new Raku site this spring.
Senior director Joe Robinson arranged the SoHo lease for Raku, while the landlord was represented by David Graff of Compass.
The SoHo space was perfect, Robinson said, because it previously housed a restaurant and offered an ideal turnkey opportunity. Robinson is currently looking for additional locations for Raku’s owners who want to open other restaurant concepts in Manhattan.
The original Raku is located at 342 East Sixth Street.