Toronto-based fast casual chain Big Smoke Burger will soon be offering poutine–with real Ontario cheese curds and gravy–to New Yorkers after signing a lease at 70 Seventh Avenue.
“This is a great location to launch Big Smoke Burger in the New York market,” said Alexander Hill of Winick Realty Group, who represented the landlord, Group 868 Inc., in a prepared statement. “This area of Chelsea is growing rapidly with the 1, 2, 3 subway stop right nearby, the storefront is going to get seven-day foot traffic.”
The location, where Big Smoke Burger expects to open in the next four months, has been occupied by the previous tenant for 20 years and features 1,000 square feet on the ground floor, 500 square feet in the basement and an 880-square-foot outdoor courtyard.
Big Smoke Burger operates U.S. locations in Chicago, Colorado and Michigan, in addition to locations throughout the Toronto-metropolitan area and the Middle East. The restaurant’s menu includes a number of classic and signature burgers and sandwiches.
Ross Berkowitz of RKF represented the tenant in the transaction. Mr. Hill and Jonathan Banayan of Winick represented the landlord.
Calls to Winick and RKF were not immediately returned.