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Poulette Opening Third Chicken Rotisserie Joint in Manhattan


French-inspired chicken rotisserie eatery has inked a deal for its third New York City location, Commercial Observer has learned.

Poulette has signed a 10-year lease at Solil Management’s 304 East 49th Street between First and Second Avenues, which will also be the first time the chicken joint will have a location on the east side of Manhattan, according to an Eastern Consolidated press release.

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Poulette is taking 1,000 square feet in the 4,500-square-foot building, and is set to open within the next three months. Asking rent in the deal was $175 per square foot.

“When the building’s representative reached out to our retail leasing team, we thought it would be a perfect location for Poulette,” James Famularo of Eastern Consolidated, who represented Poulette with colleague Ravi Idnani, said in prepared remarks. “The restaurant offers take-out and catering in addition to sit-down dining, which makes the [East] 49th Street storefront a great fit for its business model.”  

Brett Weinblatt of Solil Management represented the landlord in-house, and declined to comment.

A year ago, Poulette signed a lease to open its first spot on the Upper West Side at 426 Amsterdam Avenue. The restaurant took 650 square feet of ground-floor retail space at the building between West 80th and West 81st Streets, as CO previously reported.

“Last year, we negotiated a lease for Poulette at 426 Amsterdam on the Upper West Side,” Mr. Idnani said in a statement. “As the restaurant’s exclusive agent, we are continuing to look for other sites throughout the city.”

In May 2014, Poulette opened its first Manhattan location in Hell’s Kitchen at 790 Ninth Avenue between West 52nd and West 53rd Streets.