Yard House Plans First NYC Outpost in Times Square

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Fast-casual pub chain Yard House is coming to Times Square.

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The restaurant, which boasts the world’s largest selection of draft beer, has inked a deal for 19,000 square feet at 10 Times Square, at the intersection of West 41st Street, Seventh Avenue and Broadway, according to information from landlord L.H. Charney Associates

The New American eatery and bar will occupy the lower level, first and second floors of the 34-story building. The asking rent and length of the lease weren’t disclosed. 

This will be the company’s first outpost in New York City, though it has suburban locations nearby in West Nyack and Yonkers, N.Y., along with dozens of restaurants in malls across the country. Its menu offerings include more than 100 items ranging from salads and pizzas to tacos and burgers. 

Michael Kneidinger, president of Yard House, said in a statement that the new glass-box retail space stood out to them because it offered “floor-to-ceiling windows that give passersby a look inside to the wonderful design.”

The pub will join a large roster of tenants in the 575,000-square-foot building, including Champs Sports, One Jeanswear Group, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Digital Remedy and coworking company Jay Suites.

JLL‘s Bob Gibson and David Berke represented the landlord in the transaction, while Ripco‘s Andrew Mandell represented the tenant.

Yard House is owned by Darden Restaurants, a publicly traded restaurant conglomerate that owns Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, The Capital Grille, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Seasons 52, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and Bahama Breeze. The Orlando-based corporation also owned Red Lobster until it sold off the seafood chain in 2014. 

Olive Garden also just renewed the lease for its eatery around the corner at 2 Times Square, as Commercial Observer reported earlier today.