Ghost Kitchen Nimbus Nabs 9K SF at 100 Willoughby Street


Ghost kitchen Nimbus took 9,512 square feet at the base of 100 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn, Commercial Observer has learned.

Nimbus signed a 10-year lease for the space on the ground floor of AvalonBay Communities’ 57-story residential building between Bridge and Duffield streets, according to Newmark (NMRK). Asking rent was $125 per square foot.

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The startup opened its first location on the Lower East Side in January and aims to take ghost kitchens out of the shadows. Instead of placing them out of public view, as is typical, Nimbus rents ground-floor retail space and offers flexible rentals for restaurant owners, TotalFoodService reported.

Nimbus plans to open its Brooklyn outpost, which will have a portion open to the public, in the fall.

“We look forward to opening the Nimbus flagship location in Downtown Brooklyn,” Camilla Opperman, the co-founder and CEO of Nimbus, said in a statement. “The office, retail, and residential density make it an efficient hub for delivery operations, while the heavy foot traffic allows us to activate our retail space for in-store pick-up, dining, and events.”

Newmark’s Andrew Connolly represented the landlord in the deal while colleagues Michael Paster and Jared Robins handled it for the tenant.

“We were happy to collaborate on both the landlord and tenant side of this transaction, thus ensuring a seamless workflow for both parties,” Paster said in a statement. “The pandemic has created a burgeoning market for food purveyors like Nimbus to grow in the city, and their new location offers them excellent access to a varied mix of potential new clients from its robust office, residential and retail sectors.”