Wednesday, March 26, 2014
QUESTION: IS SHAKE SHACK ARRIVING ON 125TH?
Last week I was walking by the building at 51-55 East 125th Street. I notice the store is for rent and there was a ton of individuals wearing Union Square Hospitality clothing/jackets. After doing a bit more research, I noticed this is the same group that owns Shake Shack and Blue Smoke from Midtown. Have you guys heard anything about either of these groups coming up to East Harlem? Did they sign a lease at 125th Street? I heard they were looking but hadn't found a spot.
This would be an interesting section for Shake Shack since the eatery does require a lot of foot traffic of which there is plenty of on 125th Street. This used to also be the Raymond Building which would have been nice for classic eatery if it was restored properly but the recent renovations would work more for Shake Shack since that eatery has clean lines to its aesthetics. The only tip we have on what Danny Meyer's restaurant group is working on came in last summer with an article describing a planned "modest bistro" which probably would not be a good fit directly on 125th Street: LINK