Fresh & Co. Nesting Where Chirping Chicken Flew the Coop on UES
Lauren Elkies Schram April 17, 2014, 7:45 a.m.
Fresh & Co. has taken a space on the Upper East Side that Chirping Chicken vacated not too long ago.
The healthy quick-serve offerings chain signed a 15-year lease for 1,200 square feet at 1260 Lexington Avenue at 85th Street, marking the eatery’s 10th location in Manhattan. Fresh & Co. is commencing work on the space in 30 days, according to Lee & Associates NYC‘s Brad Schwarz, who represented the tenant and landlords Jason and Ryan Sorkin of White Plains-based Sierra Assets Group, in the deal.
The asking rent was $500 per foot, Mr. Schwarz said of the March 21 transaction.
“Clearly Fresh & Co. is a leader in health-oriented quick-service restaurants that source local farms,” Mr. Schwarz said in a prepared statement. “And because this is an area known for its affluent residential base and concentration of top-rated schools, it’s an ideal neighborhood for an organization committed to great food and sustainable practices.”
At the end of last year following the expiration of its lease, Chirping Chicken moved out. It opened at 1560 Second Avenue at 81st Street about two months ago. Mr. Schwarz represented the landlord in this deal.