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Poke Signature Chooses 9 Times Square For Its First Location


RKF Arranges Lease for New Fast-Casual Poke Restaurant at 200 West 41st Street in Midtown South

NEW YORK CITY – RKF, the country’s leading independent real estate firm specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, announced today that it has arranged a 1,203-square-foot lease with Poke Signature at 9 Times Square, 200 West 41st Street in Manhattan. This is the first location for the new fast-casual restaurant concept, which is scheduled to open in December 2018.

RKF Vice Chairman Ariel Schuster, Managing Director Jaclyn Totolo, and Associates Thomas Cholnoky and Jordyn Comras represented building ownership, AR Global, in the transaction. The tenant was presented by David Green and Harrison Auerbach of Kassin Sabbagh Realty.

Located on the southwest block of 41st Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, 9 Times Square is a spectacular 167,000-square-foot, all-glass office building with more than 15,000 square feet of divisible retail space at its base. The building offers retailers an incredible 7,500 square feet of LED signage and 2,400 square feet of static signage. It is situated across the street from the Times Square subway stop, the most trafficked subway station in New York City. Neighboring retailers include Baked by Melissa, Café Metro, Champs, Gregory’s Coffee, Maoz Vegetarian, Paris Baguette, Pret A Manger, Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesday, and Wasabi Sushi & Bento.

RKF is marketing an additional 8,991 square feet of divisible retail space on the ground floor of the building. Ideal for retail and restaurant uses, the retail space boasts a new façade, all-glass storefronts and high ceilings. An additional 12,818 square feet can be made available on the second and third floors.

“9 Times Square positions retailers and restaurants in one of Manhattan’s most desirable locations, giving them access to more than 30,000 daily visitors and nearly 90 million annual riders using the city’s busiest subway station,” noted Totolo. “For many brands, opening a location in Times Square is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. We are confident that Poke Signature will be a welcome addition to the diverse food offerings in Times Square and the immediate surrounding area.”

About RKF

The leading independent real estate firm in North America specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, RKF serves a broad spectrum of domestic and global clients in services ranging from national tenant and owner representation to advisory, consulting and dispositions. With approximately $30 billion in aggregate real estate transactions to its credit, RKF has been responsible for identifying scores of real estate opportunities throughout the United States for leading American and international chains, retailers, developers and institutional clients. RKF is headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Northern New Jersey, San Francisco, Tokyo and Toronto. RKF operates in Canada as RKF Group Canada Realty, a retail brokerage.

RKF’s New York City office is located at 521 Fifth Avenue, Floor 7, New York, NY 10175. T: 212.599.3700. www.rkf.com


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