Blank Street Coffee Commits to Upper West Side Berth
Blank Street Coffee has signed a new lease for 960 square feet at The Westly, a mixed-use development featuring 52 residences for sale at 91st Street and Broadway on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The ground-floor retail portion of The Westly is now 100% leased prior to building completion with tenants including Blank Street and Bond Vet in place.
Verada represented the building’s ownership, Adam America Real Estate and Northlink Capital, in both leasing transactions.
“Blank Street Coffee is not only a great additional amenity in The Westly, but it also blends well with the mix of quality retail and amenity offerings in immediate proximity to the building,” said Ron Vaksin, managing partner at Adam America.
“Blank Street has quickly become a fan favorite spot for coffee throughout NYC and beyond,” said Brendan Thrapp, managing partner at Verada. “They will be a welcome amenity for residents and the neighborhood alike.”
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).
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