A vacant West Village townhouse at 496 Sixth Avenue that was purchased in December will not be empty for long.
An upscale Japanese restaurant and sushi lounge called Mi-Ne will soon occupy a 1,700 s/f space at the property, announces EVO Real Estate Group, a member of NAI Global.
Robert Frischman, executive vice president of EVO, represented both the new townhouse owner and food retailer Dainobu, Mi-Ne’s owner, in the lease transaction.
Frischman had also represented the new townhouse owner and the seller in the December purchase.
“The West Village is known for the quality of its ethnic restaurants,” says Frischman.
“Mi-Ne is perfectly suited to the neighborhood.” He notes that many other popular dining choices populate the area, including Bar Six, Horchata, Gene’s, Salam, Café Loup, Da Andrea, and French Roast, to name a few.
The Sixth Avenue location will be Mi-Ne’s first in the U.S. Next door to the townhouse is a Japanese food market also owned by Dainobu. Other Mi-Ne restaurants are in Japan and Hong Kong.