Urbanspace has signed a 10,000-square-foot lease to operate a new food hall at RAL Development Services’ Zero Irving mixed-use development in Union Square. It will be Urbanspace’s fifth location in Manhattan.
“It is very challenging for chef entrepreneurs to get started, now more than ever,” said Eldon Scott, president of Urbanspace. “Our platform lessens those barriers and is a great, turnkey opportunity, while giving our customers something special, the newest local flavors, and the never-before-tasted combinations.”
Urbanspace plans a mixed online/offline platform, along with a catering option offered to both building tenants and users of Zero Irving’s event and conference center.
For Zero Irving, Mitch Konsker leads a JLL team with Benjamin Bass, Dan Turkewitz and Kristen Morgan. Urbanspace’s Claire Bernard represented the tenant.
Along with RAL, the Zero Irving team includes financial partner Junius Real Estate Partners, architecture firm Davis Brody Bond and commercial construction company Suffolk Construction.
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