Winick Team to Market Two Retail Properties, Including Current Home of Volstead Lounge



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A team from Winick Realty Group is exclusively marketing two retail properties totaling 6,400 square feet on behalf of Abington Holding, The Commercial Observer has learned.

Winick President Steven E. Baker, Director Michael Gleicher and David Lawford will market a built-out lounge at 125 East 54th Street with 400 square feet of ground floor space and a 3,600-square-foot subterranean floor with 14-foot ceilings. The spot currently houses The Volstead, a nightspot named after late congressman Andrew Volstead, the father of prohibition.

The Volstead, in its current state.
The Volstead, in its current state.

A lease here could include the transfer of the existing property’s liquor license, a coveted perk among restaurant and nightlife operators. “This is not typical of New York City retail,” Mr. Baker said in a prepared statement.

Messrs. Baker, Gleicher and Lawford are also marketing a retail space at 106 East 23rd Street. That property counts 1,400 square feet of ground floor and 1,000 square feet of basement space on a well-trafficked stretch of 23rd Street between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue.

Representatives from Winick could not provide immediate comment.