Olive’s now in Place
Brookfield Office Properties Inc. announced that Olive’s, a long-standing fixture for gourmet take-out food on SoHo’s Prince Street, will open its second location at Brookfield Place opening in 2014.
Olive’s joins aneclectic group of eateries that will soon open at Brookfield Place including Tartinery, Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue, Umami Burger, Num Pang, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Dos Toros, Dig Inn Seasonal Market, Little Muenster, Skinny Pizza and Chop’t Creative Salad Company.
“We are delighted that this very popular, high-quality lunchtime destination will help fulfill the demand for the best takeout soups and sandwiches at Brookfield Place. Olive’s will add to the culinary appeal and diversity available to shoppers, residents, tourists and Downtown office workers,” said Ed Hogan, Brookfield’s national director of retail leasing.
Brookfield was represented in house by Jason Morrison as well as by Stephen Plourde of The McDevitt Company. Christopher Owles of Sinvin Realty LLC represented the tenant.
Tea Bar makes a big splash
Manhattan Skyline announced that Starbuck’s Teavana(r) Fine Teas + Tea Bar, a modern tea bar and retail store, has opened at 1142 Madison Avenue.
The tea emporium, the first of its kind, will occupy 1,820 s/f on the ground floor at the base of a luxury condominium developed by Manhattan Skyline in 1987.
The Tea Bar is only a portion of the 11,000 s/f retail space that now houses Lululemon.
A remaining 5,635 s/f of retail space is still available for lease with 45 feet of Madison Avenue frontage.
Scott Edlitz, at the time with ZE Realty Group and now with NAI Global, represented Manhattan Skyline in the transaction and David Firestein of SCG Retail represented Teavana(r) Fine Teas + Tea Bar.
Big Drop on Columbus
Big Drop, the trendy women’s clothing store with locations in Manhattan and Miami Beach, leased its third New York City storefront at 253 Columbus Avenue, the former Laila Rowe store between 71st and 72nd Streets.
Big Drop leased 650 s/f on the ground floor, along with a 400 s/f storage basement.
Winick Realty Group broker Charles Rapuano represented Big Drop, while landlord Parkway East Properties LLC was represented in-house.
Big Drop operates a flagship store at 174 Spring Street in SoHo, and a location at 1321 Third Avenue.
Wax center expanding
The Winick Realty Group team of Kelly Gedinsky and Charles Rapuano announced two new Manhattan locations have been leased to European Wax Center.
“The brand is in full expansion mode,” the brokers explained, “and they are currently focused on building their presence on both the Upper East and Upper West Sides.”
European Wax Center will occupy 1,500 s/f at 2409 Broadway. Landlord 2409 Broadway Associates was represented by Jason Pruger and Ross Kaplan of NGKF.
The retailer also leased 1,770 s/f at 805 Columbus Avenue, located within the Columbus Square Development.
OshKosh in Flushing
OshKosh B’Gosh, has signed a lease for its first Queens location — a 3,090 s/f space in the Shops at SkyView Center.
“OshKosh B’Gosh is an ideal addition to the Shops at SkyView Center’s tenant roster and represents our ongoing commitment to bring customers high quality, affordable retail options,” said Michael Dana, president of Onex Real Estate partners, owner/developer of the Shops at SkyView Center.