Vanguard Wine Bar Signs Upper West Side Lease



Vanguard Wine Bar has signed a 12-year, 1,000-square-foot lease at 189 Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side. The new location, Vanguard’s second in New York, is expected to open on May 8.

As reported by Commercial Observer, owner Stefan Mailvaganam opened the first Vanguard Wine Bar location at 530 Second Avenue in East Midtown in late 2012. Mr. Mailvaganam is also the co-owner of Bar Veloce in Greenwich Village and Custom American Wine Bar in Williamsburg.

RKF brokers Gary Alterman, an executive vice president, and Harrison Abramowitz, a senior associate, represented Mr. Mailvaganam and the landlord, Ogden CAP Properties. Asking rent for the deal was not disclosed.

“The Upper West Side has become one of the city’s top food and drink destinations,” said Mr. Abramowitz, in a prepared statement. “The rise of new residential buildings and influx of young professionals has made this heavily trafficked corridor along Amsterdam Avenue the ideal spot for Vanguard’s second Manhattan location.”

Vanguard’s first location is rated a “Critic’s Pick” by New York magazine. The restaurant serves “French and American” small plates and features a wine list comprised of both Old World and New World wines.




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