Lease Beat

Texas de Brazil to Fill Space at 201 E. 60th Street in Lenox Hill

Texas de Brazil is coming to 201 East 60th Street this fall, The Commercial Observer has learned.

The Brazilian-style steakhouse chain signed an 11,000-square-foot lease at the mixed-use property at the corner of East 61st Street and Third Avenue in the Upper East Side’s Lenox Hill neighborhood.

The space features roughly 1,000 feet on the ground floor, 10,000 feet on the second floor.

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The 252,000 square foot building features roughly 28,000 square feet of retail, with the balance in the tower portion of the building made up of 218 residential units. California Pizza formerly occupied the space before closing last fall.

The Brazilian steakhouse, which is aggressively expanding, has restaurants in more than a dozen states, but this will be its first New York City location. It recently opened a store in Yonkers and has plans to open more stores across the state, in Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany.

The owner of the building, Mall Properties, and Isaac Chetrit, who represented the tenant, could not be reached for comment.

Neighboring restaurants include Isle of Capri, Le Cirque Restaurant, Heartbeat at the W Hotel and Serendipity 3 — and Scalinatella Ristorante, at 201 E. 61st Street.

Lenox Hill, much of which lies within the Upper East Side Historic District designated by the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2013, was named after Scottish merchant Robert Lenox, who in the early 1800s owned some 30 acres in the neighborhood, then interspersed with farmland and thus dubbed “Lenox Farm.”

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