Equity Office has signed a lease with new fast casual restaurant, Two forks – the concept’s first location in New York City – at 114 West 41st Street in Midtown Manhattan.
Launched by Chelsea Hospitality Group (CHG), which is backed by New York restaurant development group HPH, Two forks signed a 15-year lease to occupy 1,424 s/f on the ground floor of the Bryant Park office building.
The ground-floor entrance will be on the West 40th Street side of the building (between Avenue of the Americas and Broadway) near popular taqueria Dos Toros, who also recently signed a lease within 114 West 41st Street. Two forks will move to its new location in late 2016.
“We are excited to add to Bryant Park’s cutting-edge landscape by welcoming CHG and HPH’s Two forks,” said Equity Office’s Scott Silverstein.
“As the concept’s first location to open in the city, it will be a fantastic addition to our overall repositioning of 114 West 41st Street and compliment both our retail and office tenants.”
Founded by David Oz and Michael Kaplan Two forks’ slogan is “Slow cooked, pulled fast.” HPH is an internationalrestaurant group that owns and operates many of Manhattan’s most famous restaurants and bars, including Harry’s Café & Steak, Harry’s Pizza Bar, The Dead Rabbit, and Ulysses.
Eric Gelber and Jake Heine of CBRE represented the ownership in the lease. Scott Silverstein and Zach Freeman represented Equity Office in-house. Brandon Berger of RKF represented CHG. The asking rent was $275psf.