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Douglas Elliman Markets Fifth Avenue Stores Vacated By Arden B., Mesa Grill

The soon-to-shutter Mesa Grill at 102 Fifth Avenue. (Photo Courtesy of Douglas Elliman)

Douglas Elliman Retail Group Chairman Faith Hope Consolo and Executive Vice President Joseph Aquino are marketing the adjacent retail spaces at 102 and 104 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District.

The 4,000-square-foot 102 Fifth Avenue will soon be vacated by Mesa Grill, celebrity chef Bobby Flay‘s 22-year-old Southwestern restaurant, whose possible closure Zagat first reported nine months ago. The 150-seat restaurant was due to shutter today, but the landlord gave it a 90- to 120-day extension.

The women’s clothing and accessories chain Arden B. already closed at the 2,200-square-foot 104 Fifth Avenue. Combined, the stores have 60 feet of frontage.

“Right now we’ve got a half-dozen offers and we haven’t said yes to anybody,” Mr. Aquino said. “A couple of restaurants want to take Mesa Grill, another two want to take all of both spaces for retail and another two are interested in the former Arden B.” Read More

Lease Beat

Rock Shrimp Productions Inks Deal At 115 Broadway In Latest Media Move Downtown

115 Broadway

Rock Shrimp Productions signed a lease for a 10,000-square-foot second floor space at 115 Broadway, between Thames and Cedar Streets, the latest evidence of media and tech migration to Lower Manhattan.

The company behind several series featuring chef Bobby Flay (Boy Meets Grill, Throwdown) is moving from Hudson Square, a neighborhood more often associated with production and technology firms.

Michael Okun and Peter Sabesan of Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance represented the tenant. Brad Gerla and Adam Foster of CBRE represented the owner, Capital Properties. Read More