Dairy Queen, the Midwestern purveyor of the Blizzard, is coming to New York City.
The New York Post reports that the Edina, Minn.-based company has signed a lease for 2,500 square feet at 54 West 14th Street. DQ, which first opened in Joliet, Ill. in 1940, will debut in New York next spring on the ground and mezzanine levels of the property.
To Market To Market
Yesterday, Gotham West Market, a food hall on the Far West Side, debuted to the public. With dining options ranging from burgers at Genuine Roadside to ramen at Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, the venue was met with a steady stream of curious and hungry visitors all day. The Commercial Observer was on hand to check it out. After the jump, a tour of the 10,000-square-foot space.
Whole Foods Market announced yesterday that it will open its long-awaited and first Brooklyn store in Gowanus on December 17 at 214 3rd Street.
The 56,000-square-foot store will offer a full range of high-quality natural and organic foods; a 20,000-square-foot rooftop greenhouse built in partnership with New York’s Gotham Greens; The Roof, a second-floor, indoor/outdoor tap room and restaurant; and a ramen take-out venue from chef Yuji Hariguchi.
Marcus & Millichap has arranged the $5.35 million sale of a four-story mixed-use building at 192 Grand Street in Little Italy, home to the former Florio’s Ristorante & Cocktail Lounge and slated for a new restaurant, The Commercial Observer has learned.
“There’s a very short supply of this type of asset in this neighborhood,” said Read More
Eastern Consolidated sold two Tribeca retail condominiums housing popular restaurants, The Commercial Observer has learned.
Adelaide Polsinelli, a senior director at the firm, represented the seller, LaGuardia Tribeca Associates, LLC in the sale of the adjacent 355 and 361 Greenwich Street for $8.35 million. The properties house The Harrison and Tablao restaurants, respectively. Ms. Polsinelli also procured the purchaser, a local investor.
The nightclub Sankeys NYC opened on Halloween night last week, a well-timed debut that took advantage of adult New Yorkers’ embrace of the children’s holiday as an excuse to drink lots of booze in little clothing.
But the timing did not go as planned. In fact, Sankeys, a dance club franchise that began 19 years ago in Manchester, England, had at one point been expected to open closer to New Year’s Eve—of 2010. The Sankeys team announced plans for a New York offshoot in the summer of that year (a third operates seasonally in Ibiza, Spain). It would be located on West 50th Street near 12th Avenue. The delayed Halloween launch took over the club’s 14,800-square-foot home at 29 West 36th Street between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas.
Park Slope’s Bark Hot Dogs will expand to Greenwich Village after signing a 1,200-square-foot long-term lease at 155 Bleecker Street, The Commercial Observer has learned.
The hot dog, french fry and milkshake spot will take over the space recently vacated after 68 years by The Back Fence music venue. Founder and chef Josh Sharkey intends to honor the old club by retaining much of its original decor.
Starbucks will expand into new territory with the opening of a 1,700-square-foot “tea bar” on the Upper East Side.
Teavana Fine Teas + Teavana Tea Bar opens tomorrow at 1142 Madison Avenue. The 11,000-store coffee giant bought the 300-store strong tea emporium brand last year. The Manhattan location will sell drinks priced between $3 and $6 and snacks and small plates between $3 and $15.
Food & Drink
What do suits and steaks have in common?
Suit and tie maker Brooks Brothers plans to pair the two up like never before, with plans to launch its first steakhouse, branded “Makers and Merchants,” at 11 East 44th Street, the New York Post reported.
The giant steakhouse, just around the corner from Brooks Read More
Food & Drink
Blockbuster Philly-based restaurateur Stephen Starr (Buddakan, Morimoto) has submitted a liquor license application to Community Board 2 for a restaurant at 222 Bowery.
The site, which was the first modern branch of the YMCA and later a redoubt of New York bohemians including William Burroughs, currently houses environmentally-friendly retailer Green Depot.
Juice Generation is moving into 210 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg after signing a 10-year lease for its 880 square feet ground floor retail space last Friday.
“They want to hit the ground running and want to be open late fall or early December,” Amy Zhen of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, who represented landlord Savanna Real Read More
Just when it seemed that the storied saga of Manganaro’s on Ninth Avenue was reaching a conclusion, the famous sub shop has reached a deal to postpone what seemed like an imminent closure.
Last week The Commercial Observer reported that the famed Manganaro’s Hero Boy would be moving out of its West Side Read More
The storied The seller of the five-story, mixed-use buildings at 484 Ninth Avenue and 492-494 Ninth Avenue, which owns the Manganaro’s, will vacate that retail space, and the new owner, described only as an “opportunistic buyer,” will likely redevelop the century-old properties, sources said.
The Manganaro’s sub shop remained in place after a reported family spat led to the closing Read More
How many fast food joints does it take to satisfy a multi-billion-dollar real estate operation?
New York-based real estate giant American Realty Capital has purchased 10 fast food restaurants in the Dayton, Ohio area alone in the last two months, the Dayton Business Journal reported.
The firm paid $15.5 million for the portfolio, which includes Read More
Sprinkles Cupcakes has signed a 7,000-square-foot lease extension and expansion at 780-782 Lexington Avenue, giving the shop an additional 1,000 square feet for the launch of an ice cream undertaking next to its existing Manhattan cupcake operation.
An “ATM machine” outside the shop will allow customers to order cupcakes 24 hours a day, according to Read More