October 30, 2023

Empire State Realty Trust Welcomes Wokuni and Samurice to Retail Portfolio

Empire State Realty Trust Welcomes Wokuni and Samurice to Retail Portfolio

New York (Oct. 30, 2023) – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that it signed two new leases with Wokuni, a Japanese izakaya and sushi restaurant, at 1359 Broadway and fast-casual sushi restaurant Samurice at the world-famous Empire State Building (ESB).

Wokuni signed a new lease for a 3,187 square foot space at 1359 Broadway. Wokuni will join other notable food and restaurant options at the building, which includes Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, Starbucks, and Panera Bread. Brett Weinstock of F&B New York represented Wokuni in the lease negotiations. Fred Posniak of ESRT and Andrew Mandel and Morgan Singer of RIPCO represented the property owner.

Samurice signed a new lease for a 1,367 square foot space at the Empire State Building. Samurice will join the roster as one of ESB’s seven in-building dining options, which include Chipotle, Chopt, Juice Press, Tacombi, STATE Grill and Bar, and the new Starbucks Reserve. Brett Weinstock and Julian Hitchcock of F&B New York represented Samurice in the lease negotiations. Fred Posniak of ESRT and Matt Olge, Corey Zolcinski, and Patrick Smith of JLL represented the property owner.

“We are pleased to welcome Wokuni to 1359 Broadway to serve as another upscale business lunch and Omakase dinner option for our Broadway portfolio tenants,” said Fred C. Posniak, senior vice president, leasing. “Samurice is a welcome addition to the Empire State Building’s excellent dining options.”

David Bleckner, Esq. of Lester, Bleckner, & Shaw LLP provided legal representation for ESRT in both transactions.

More information about ESRT’s portfolio, and current retail availability, can be found online.

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About Empire State Realty Trust  

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) is a REIT that owns and manages office, retail and multifamily assets in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area. ESRT owns the iconic Empire State Building – the “World’s Most Famous Building” – and the newly reimagined Empire State Building Observatory that was named #1 attraction in the US for the second year in a row, in Tripadvisor’s 2023 Travelers’ Choice Awards: Best of the Best.  The company is a leader in healthy buildings, energy efficiency, and indoor environmental quality.  As of June 30, 2023, ESRT’s portfolio is comprised of approximately 8.6 million rentable square feet of office space, 718,000 rentable square feet of retail space and 721 residential units across three multifamily properties.  More information about Empire State Realty Trust can be found at esrtreit.com and by following ESRT on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, X (formerly Twitter), and LinkedIn

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Category: Leasing