Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Roosevelt Island Main Street Store Update - Lisa Management Replaces Cushman As Retail Broker, Onda Mexican Restaurant & Cafe Eleanor Panini Bar Seeking Building Permits, Starting Work Soon?

Roosevelt Island Main Street stores have a new retail leasing broker.  Main Street Retail Master Leaseholder Hudson Related has named Lisa Management to try and lease up the long time vacant Roosevelt Island Main Street store spaces.

Prior to Lisa Management,  Cushman Wakefield Retail had been the Main Street retail broker since 2015 and before Cushman, Winick Realty starting in 2012.

According to a Hudson Related press release:
Hudson Related Retail LLC has hired Lisa Management to become the new broker for storefront space along Roosevelt Island’s Main Street retail corridor—also known as the Shops on Main. Lisa Management’s efforts will be geared toward attracting diverse, high-quality tenants to add new retail options for Roosevelt Island residents and visitors.

“We are thrilled to have Lisa Management come on board as broker to lease our remaining spaces and continue the activation of Main Street’s retail corridor,” said Alexandra Kaplan, Project Manager at The Hudson Companies, an affiliate of Hudson Related Retail LLC.

“We will be taking a fresh look at leasing the remaining spaces focusing on attracting neighborhood amenities to serve the diverse population of Roosevelt Island,” said Jorge L. Jorge of Lisa Management.

Lisa Management will take on marketing and leasing for the remaining spaces along Main Street. These include 2,000 SF at 521 Main St., 2,229 SF at 563 Main St., 2,172 SF at 544 Main St. and 505 SF at 568 Main Street. As property managers of the Shops on Main since 2002, Lisa Management will be building on their extensive knowledge of Roosevelt Island retail in this expanded role.

Since 2016, there have been several new lease signings at the Shops on Main. These include Onda, a Mexican restaurant; Music & Play Station, a children’s music school; and BubbleCool, a bubble tea shop. The Shops on Main also feature a salon, dry cleaner, wine shop, diner and Chinese Restaurant, all of which add to the variety of retail along the corridor.
Hudson Related's Alexandra Kaplan reports that the Cafe/Panini bar to be located in Rivercross at 503 Main Street will be called:
Café Eleanor... .
...will be pulling permits soon and starting work.
Future Home of Cafe Eleanor

Ms Kaplan adds that the Onda Mexican restaurant to be located in Roosevelt Landings at 548 Main Street is ;
... working on obtaining their permit as well.
Onda Mexican restaurant lease signing was announced in December 2016 and, at the time, was scheduled to open in the summer of 2017.

The newly named Cafe Eleanor Cafe/Panini Bar lease was announced in July 2016 and scheduled to open in Summer 2017 as well.