Poulette is getting even more serious about its French-inspired rotisserie chicken, opening a second Manhattan eatery, Commercial Observer has learned.
The new 650-square-foot spot is on the ground floor of a five-story Upper West Side residential building at 426 Amsterdam Avenue between West 80th and West 81st Streets. It was occupied by a newsstand until the end of last year. The 10-year lease includes a full-storage basement and an asking rent of $240 per square foot, according to a spokeswoman for Eastern Consolidated.
Poulette opened its first eatery at 790 Ninth Avenue between West 52nd and West 53rd Streets last May.
“This thriving neighborhood on the Upper West Side is a great fit for the popular restaurant chain’s second New York City location,” said Ravi Idnani of Eastern Consolidated, who is the exclusive leasing agent for the tenant, in prepared remarks. “As Poulette builds on its success in Hell’s Kitchen, we are thrilled to help the retailer expand its footprint in Manhattan.”
James Famularo, also of Eastern Consolidated, represented the landlord, Amsterdam Partners LLC, in the deal. He added: “This retail space was on the market for just under two weeks, which demonstrates the intense demand for retail offerings in this neighborhood.”
Construction on the new space has commenced and Poulette hopes to move in in three months, Mr. Famularo said via the spokeswoman. Also in the building, the 1,300-square-foot space occupied by Cuban restaurant Cafe Con Leche for more than 20 years is on the market with Mr. Famularo. The eatery closed in December.
Update: This story was edited to correct information Eastern Consolidated provided about the previous tenant in the space Poulette is taking.