Pig ‘n’ Whistle Returns To Times Square
Danielle Schlanger March 12, 2015, 2:46 p.m.
Pig ‘n’ Whistle, the Irish pub that has had a presence in New York City since 1969, is moving back to Times Square after a hiatus.
The familiar eatery and bar has signed a 20-year lease at 144 West 46th Street between 7th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas, which is owned by Klosed Properties and Namdar Realty. The space includes roughly 2,800 square feet spread across the ground and second floors of the property.
Tower Brokerage’s associate broker Hazm Aliessa and President Robert Perl were the sole brokers on the deal. The lease value is approximately $10 million.
“From the day I saw the space, I knew that it would be a perfect match for the Pig N Whistle,” said Mr. Aliessa. “It was a pleasure working with both the landlord and the tenant in bringing this iconic institution back to Times Square.”
The five-story property at 144 West 46th Street is a mixed-use building totalling 6,000 square feet.
“We’re very excited about them coming to our building,” said Steven Kachanian, the owner of Klosed Properties. “It’s an ideal tenant for the location. They have been on the market for a long time and they own another operation on the same block.”
Mr. Kachanian also said the restaurant is planning to make significant improvements to the site.
Pig ‘n’ Whistle could not immediately be reached for comment.