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RKF Furthers Dig Inn’s Manhattan Expansion, Arranges Two New Leases


New York-Based Healthy Fast-Casual Chain Continues Momentum with new Upper East Side and NoHo locations

NEW YORK – RKF, the country’s leading independent real estate firm specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, announced that it has arranged two new leases for Dig Inn, a seasonal, farm-to-table food chain, at 691 Broadway in NoHo and 1319 First Avenue on the Upper East Side, adding a total of 3,300 square feet to the chain’s impressive New York City footprint. In 2018 alone, RKF has secured five new leases for Dig Inn.

RKF Managing Director Neal Ohm and Director Michael Cohen represented the tenant, Dig Inn.

With a loyal and rapidly growing customer-base due to its very affordable price point, Dig Inn focuses on making simple, high-quality food using produce sourced from local farms. The wildly successful concept has rapidly expanded across the metropolitan Northeast and now has three locations in Boston and 15 in New York City.

“Dig Inn has been able to establish an excellent reputation and loyal following in key neighborhoods,” explained Ohm. “The restaurant’s seasonal concept brings high-end, farm-fresh options to health-conscious consumers at a great price. Both of these locations are ideal next steps for the brand as it continues to grow and should open at year’s end.”

With 1,500 square feet on the ground floor, this Dig Inn location will have high street visibility on the southwest corner of 1st Avenue and East 71st Street. This corridor is known for having few vacancies because it is a top quick-service restaurant sub-market, having been established for years as a favorite for food purveyors. Neighbors include Sweetgreen, Morton Williams Supermarket, Just Salad, Chase Bank, A Matter of Health, The Sweet Shop, Texas Rotisserie & Grill, Chipotle, Petaluma and Bank of America.

The second lease was for 1,800 square feet on the ground floor at 691 Broadway, located on the northeast side of Broadway between Cook Street and Debevoise Street in NoHo Neighbors include Leafage, New Fun Sing, AT&T Store, Beauty Planet, City Line Sports, Fig Collective, Food Bazaar Supermarket, Chase Bank and Natural Gourmet Deli.

“691 Broadway has wonderful architectural aspects and frontage that will play well to Dig Inn’s brand, and this neighborhood is quickly becoming one the hottest downtown areas in the city for fitness, fashion, and lifestyle brands, all of which lend well to this type of concept,” added Cohen. “At 1319 First Avenue, Dig Inn will hit the ground running because the neighborhood has been considered a top market for food purveyors for years.”

About RKF
The leading independent real estate firm in North America specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, RKF serves a broad spectrum of domestic and global clients in services ranging from national tenant and owner representation to advisory, consulting and dispositions. With approximately $40 billion in aggregate real estate transactions to its credit, RKF has been responsible for identifying scores of real estate opportunities throughout the United States for leading American and international chains, retailers, developers and institutional clients. RKF is headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Northern New Jersey, San Francisco, Tokyo and Toronto. RKF operates in Canada as RKF Group Canada Realty, a retail brokerage.

RKF’s New York Office is located at 521 Fifth Avenue, Floor 7, New York NY 10175
T: 212.599.3700. www.rkf.com


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