Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) secured a 15 year lease with the iconic chain restaurant, Shake Shack, at 1340 Boston Post Road in Darien, Connecticut. NGKF Retail’s Jessica Curtis, senior managing director, and Nick Marona, director, represented the landlord at the location formerly occupied by Chuck’s Steakhouse for over 40 years.
The NGKF Retail team collaborated with the landlord, David Genovese of Baywater Properties, to find the appropriate neighborhood gathering spot to carry on the sense of community provided by Chuck’s. The 3,100 s/f building, specifically designed for Shake Shack, will be the chain’s third location in Connecticut with other locations in Westport and New Haven. The original Shake Shake was a temporary hot dog cart in Madison Square Park (pictured) and continues to be modeled as the modern day version of a roadside burger stand with over 75 locations from DUMBO to Dubai and Miami to Moscow.