Industry News | March 31, 2010

Newmark Knight Frank Retail Secures BRGR Location

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Newmark Knight Frank Retail has secured a lease for a new BRGR location. The New York City-based burger concept will take up 1,700 square feet on the ground floor plus 1,100 square feet in the basement, across the street from Dylan’s Candy Bar. This will be the second location for BRGR, which already has a restaurant on 7th Avenue in Chelsea, New York.

BRGR was represented by Newmark Knight Frank’s Paul Berkman and Davie Berke, who are working with the company to find additional sites in New York City. Brad Mendelson and Chris Schwart from Cushman & Wakefield represented the landlord.

"BRGR serves only 100 percent grass-fed beef and locally produced ingredients, and has a very child-friendly atmosphere," Berke says. "In 2007, New York magazine voted BRGR best milkshake in New York City. Its location adjacent to Bloomingdale’s and near Dylan’s Candy Bar is the ideal match for the concept. In addition, the dense residential population is perfect for its repeat business and deliveries."

BRGR plans to open multiple stores in 2010 and is aggressively seeking more locations with the help of Newmark Knight Frank Retail. It is looking in areas with strong seven-day traffic and a good mix of residential and commercial areas — specifically Upper West Side, Union Square, Hell’s Kitchen, Flatiron, Midtown East, Soho, and parts of Chelsea. Sites can range from 1,500 square feet to 2,000 square feet.

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