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La Central Project Signs Four Tenants in Melrose

The Hudson Companies signed four new tenants in La Central, its affordable housing development at 556 and 600 Bergen Ave. in the Bronx’s Melrose neighborhood. The new tenants include the Taste of The Bronx Cafè, a community-based café; Metate Authentica Comida Mexicana, a sit-down Mexican restaurant co-located with a slice shop; an organic grocer operated by Hamood A. Alsaedi; and Zafar Majeed, an operator for the 135-space on-site parking garage.
The retail leases total 6,710 square feet, along with 36,904 square feet for the parking garage. All four were co-brokered by Kathy Zamechansky at the KZA Realty Group and Steve Kaufman and Mia Abdou of RM Friedland.

La Central is being developed by a partnership of the Hudson Companies, BRP Companies, Kretchmer Companies, ELH-TKC LLC, Comunilife and Breaking Ground, together with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development and the New York City Housing Development Corporation.

Rendering courtesy of Bezier/FX Collaborative.

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