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Meridian’s Famularo Brings Citizens Coffee to Bleecker

Meridian Retail Leasing, the retail leasing division of Meridian Capital Group, has arranged a long-term lease for Citizens Coffee in its third New York City location. The Greenwich Village space at 155 Bleecker St. will join Citizens cafes in Chelsea and Gramercy.

James Famularo, president of New York retail leasing at Meridian, represented the landlord. KSR’s Marc Sitt advised the tenant.

Located at the corner of Bleecker and Thompson streets, the new space spans 1,300 square feet on the ground floor, in addition to an 800-square-foot basement. It will feature more than 50 feet of frontage.

Citizens Coffee will benefit from heavy foot traffic and easy access to the 1, 6, R, and W subway lines, in addition to an array of popular nearby restaurants, bars, and retailers, including Carbone, Banter, The Folly, Dante, Bar Pitti and JG Melon.

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