The 10 biggest retail leases of November


By Ashley McHugh-Chiappone
December 18, 2017 11:00AM

Clockwise from top left: 38-01 Queens Boulevard, 66 Front Street, 600 East 138th Street and 1535 Broadway

November’s 10 biggest leasing deals closely mirrored that of October’s in terms of square footage.

The 10 biggest retail lease deals signed last month totaled 157,830 square feet, down just 3,010 square feet from last month’s total of 160,840 square feet. The largest retail lease in November was for a movie theater in Queens.

1) Regal Entertainment Group, 38-01 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside – 38,000 square feet

The new Regal Cinemas location inked a 20-year lease for 38,000 square feet of retail space at 38-01 Queens Boulevard, where the company will occupy part of the ground floor and the entire second floor. Harris Reichenbaum and Peter Ripka of Ripco Real Estate represented the tenant and landlords, Curbcut Urban Partners, Platinum Realty, and RW Real Estate Group.

2) Dollar Zone, 600 East 138th Street, North New York – 18,000 square feet

The deep-discount retailer signed a lease for 18,000 square feet at 600 East 138th Street. Avi Akiva and Solomon Sharaby of Kassin Sabbagh Realty represented the tenant. Akiva also represented the landlord, Srour Partners.

3) Levi’s, 1535 Broadway, Midtown – 17,000 square feet

The denim company inked a lease for 17,250 square feet of retail space at 1535 Broadway. Laura Pomerantz of Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant. Vornado Realty Trust is the landlord of the building.

4) Dumbo Market, 66 Front Street, DUMBO – 16,000 square feet

The supermarket signed a 20-year lease for 16,000 square feet of retail space at 66 Front Street, a parking garage to be converted into a full-service supermarket. Jason Gerbsman of HUDSON represented the tenant, while Bonnie Campbell of Two Trees Management represented the landlord in-house.

5) Zavo Restaurant & Lounge, 1011 Third Avenue, Upper East Side – 14,000 square feet

The Mediterranean restaurant and lounge inked a 15-year lease for just over 14,000 square feet of retail space at the Savoy Shops at 1011 Third Avenue. The firm signed a lease for space on the ground and second floors. John Bremont of Home2Office Realty Services represented the tenant, while Josh Birns of Olshan Properties represented the landlord in-house.

6) Kiddie Academy, 70-72 Reade Street, Tribeca – 13,500 square feet

The educational facility signed a lease for 13,500 square feet of retail space at 70-72 Reade Street. Timothy G. Pond, Matthew Kuchar and Jordan Baruch of Colliers International represented the tenant, while Andrew Stern and Scott Zinovoy of RKF represented the landlord, ML7.

7) Alo Yoga, 96 Spring Street, Soho – 11,000 square feet

The ath-leisure shop inked a lease for 11,000 square feet of retail space at 96 Spring Street. Alissa Bersin of McDevitt Company represented the tenant, while Joel Isaacs, David Baker and Josh Lewin of Isaacs and Company represented the landlord, Midwood Investment and Development.

8) Dollar Tree, 679 Van Sinderen Avenue, Brownsville – 10,000 square feet

The discount store inked a lease for 10,000 square feet of retail space at 679 Van Sinderen Avenue. Esther Bukai and Harris Reichenbaum of Ripco Real Estate represented the tenant, while David Rosenberg of RKF represented the landlord, Van Sinderen Housing Development Fund Corp.

8) rhubarb, 30 Hudson Yards, Hudson Yards – 10,000 square feet

The London-based hospitality company signed a lease for 10,000 square feet of retail space for a restaurant on the 92nd floor at 30 Hudson Yards. Related Companies is the landlord of this building. Rhubarb is also opening up a mall at the same property, that will occupy 5,800 square feet on the 5th floor.

10) Dollar Tree, 340 Junius Avenue, Brownsville – 9,900 square feet

The discount store inked a lease for 9,900 square feet of retail space at 340 Junius Avenue. Esther Bukai of Ripco Real Estate represented the tenant, while Nissim Kassab of Commercial Acquisitions represented the landlord, Bj 1368 Ventures, LLC.

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