The Greek cafe Snack Taverna is expanding from the West Village to a 1,100-square-foot restaurant at 522 Ninth Avenue, The Commercial Observer has learned.
It will be a welcome arrival to a still-nebulous gray area between Hell’s Kitchen and the central Garment District that’s coming into focus with the construction of Hudson Yards and nearby condo towers.
Winick Realty Group broker and restaurant specialist Josh Siegelman represented the landlord, Ninth K Realty LLC. His Winick colleagues Kenneth Hochhauser and Aaron S. Fishbein represented the tenant, whose current spot is at 63 Bedford Street.
“They’re going to bring quality food to this strip,” Mr. Siegelman said of an area lacking in destination restaurants. “Above 42nd Street on Ninth Avenue there are a few established restaurants,” he said, but Snack Taverna will help fill a noticeable void below the maligned Port Authority.
The owners of the Bedford branch will entrust architect Glen Coben with designing this slightly larger space. Mr. Coben’s portfolio includes the flashy major league restaurants Del Posto and Carbone. Still, Mr. Fishbein said the new outpost “will serve the same type of soulful Greek food [as the Village branch], but more of a contemporary version.”
“We’re all exited,” Mr. Fishbein said, “and expect a lot of restaurateurs to follow.”
The 39th Street location should open in the next couple of months.