Middle Eastern Restaurant Coming To Roosevelt Island Reports RIOC Director During Real Estate Committee Meeting This Evening - UPDATE, REPORT PREMATURE, NO LEASE SIGNED YET
During this evening's Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Real Estate Advisory Committee meeting, RIOC Director Howard Polivy provided an update on Main Street Retail Master Leaseholder Hudson Related's leasing efforts.
According to Mr. Polilvy, Hudson Related is bringing a Middle Eastern restaurant to Roosevelt Island. No further details about the restaurant are known yet.
Mr. Polivy noted that the storefront signage will not be the blue on grey as shown in the prototype
but will have visible colors and the signage will be lit at night.
Also being pursued by Hudson/Related and RIOC is the way finding signage as reported in this previous post.
Here's Mr. Polivy's update on Main Street retail progress.
Full audio webcast of the Real Estate Committee meeting will be available soon from RIOC here including discussion of Community Space at the Cultural Center (for use by the Main Street Theater, Roosevelt Island Jewish Community, Islamic Center and any other future user) as well as Composting at the Octagon Building.
Update 10:40 PM - Just heard from Hudson/Related's David Kramer who reports that no lease has been signed with a Middle Eastern restaurant yet. The report was premature.
UPDATE 1/9 - Here the audio web cast of the meeting from RIOC.