YogaWorks Building First Brooklyn Location
Al Barbarino Oct. 8, 2013, 2:42 p.m.
YogaWorks is breaking into Brooklyn.
“Getting the opportunity to be a part of the newly constructed Brooklyn Heights Plaza is such an incredible opportunity for our brand,” said Phil Swain, CEO of YogaWorks, in a statement.
The announcement comes after the company signed a 10-year deal for the space last month. It will feature “two large, lofty studios” with 13-foot ceilings, one with a specially-designed Iyengar yoga wall, with other offering including sculpting classes and TRX training, in addition to a lifestyle boutique and tea bar.
The company said the location will incorporate “classic architecture, a modern design aesthetic and an emphasis on natural materials,” along with a green design that includes energy efficient LED lighting, Forest Stewardship Council-certified bamboo flooring and low VOC paint.
The location, set to open the spring of 2014, marks the 28th location for YogaWorks – not only its first in Brooklyn, but its first New York City location since its flagship Soho location opened in 2009. It has three other city locations: in Union Square, on West 65th Street, and on the Upper East Side.
Lori Shabtai and Monica Kass of Winick Realty Group represented the tenant and Ripco‘s Jason Pennington and Peter Ripka represented ownership.
“It was an honor and a pleasure for us as always working with and representing YogaWorks,” Ms. Shabtai said in an email. “We look forward to many more YogaWorks flagships in the near future.”
Asking rents were $150 per square foot for the ground floor space and $50 per square foot for a lower level.
The opening is slated for the spring of 2014.