Chicago Sandwich Joint Picks FiDi for First New York Spot
Laura Kusisto March 24, 2011, 11:55 a.m.
For all your non-kosher lunch needs, Chicago’s Potbelly Sandwich Shop is opening its first New York location in FiDi.
Riding New York’s belated embrace of the midwestern love affair with the condiment-coated gourmet sandwich, the joint has signed a 15-year, 2,800 square-foot lease at TF Cornerstone‘s 650-unit luxury building at 2 Gold Street. The chain has been around since 1977, when it opened in an antique store selling sandwiches and desserts. Thirty years later, it still offers plenty of options for developing your girth, including hand-dipped milkshakes and malts.
“Potbelly Sandwich Shop will be a great fit in the financial district and complement the existing retail tenant mix on Maiden Lane,” said Steve Gonzalez of TF Cornerstone. “With over 30 years of experience in Chicago, we are confident that Potbelly will continue their success with their New York expansion.”
Carl Wunderlich and Mike Stone of Cushman & Wakefield represented the landlord, while Jeff Roseman, Marc Frankel and Ben Birnbaum of Newmark Knight Frank represented the tenant in the transaction.
The retail space at 2 Gold is now gone, with a Pret-A-Manger, Goodburger and Hot Clay Oven vying for the appetites of the masters of the universe.