Retail

Jay-Z’s Family Wings Business Plans Big Expansions

Adam Stupak and Jamar White

As hungry wing-lovers lined up at Buffalo Boss on a busy weekday afternoon at a Downtown Brooklyn location of the organic chicken wings business that rap legend and entrepreneur Jay-Z helped his cousin Jamar White and Mr. White’s business partner Ronald Lee start in 2010, Mr. White and his broker, Adam Stupak of TASK Realty, invited Commercial Observer inside for an exclusive chat and chicken sampling.

With hip-hop music blaring from the speakers and Japanese animation running on flat screen televisions in the 1,200-square-foot fast-service eatery at 400 Jay Street, Mr. White dished out both boneless and bone-in selections to go with Buffalo Boss’s homemade blue cheese dressing and insider information on the growing company’s enlargement ideas. Read More

Lease Beat

Fashion Designer Takes Space at 501 Madison Avenue

501 Madison Avenue

Designer Randi Rahm, who has designed dresses for the likes of Beyonce and Carrie Underwood, has signed a 10-year lease for a 6,433-square-foot office and showroom space on the eighth floor of 501 Madison Avenue, Commercial Observer has learned.

The tenant is expected to relocate to the Plaza District property, where asking rents range from $60 to more than $80 per square foot, in June. The landlord, KRW Realty Advisors, assumed responsibility for the build-out of the space. Read More

Lease Beat

Bravo Media Inks at 145 West 28th Street

Courtesy of Legacy New York

Bravo Media is expanding their operations in New York.

The innovative production company has inked a 10-year deal to take 5,300 square feet at 145 West 28th Street. The new space, located on the second floor of the building, will feature a production studio and a green screen. The company boasts an impressive client list including work with Beyonce, Rihanna, IBM, HBO, and recently Anthony Bourdain‘s No Reservations. Read More