Choza Taqueria to open third Manhattan location
New York — Choza Taqueria, a Manhattan-based Mexican restaurant, has signed a lease for its third location at 100 Park Avenue, between 40th and 41st Streets. The new location will reach a lunchtime crowd from the area’s many Class A offices and the business commuters and visitors passing through Grand Central Station.
Winick Realty Group represented Choza, which currently operates storefronts on Madison Avenue and 27th Street and Macdougal Street and Bleecker Street.
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented the landlord, SL Green Realty Corp. in the long-term lease transaction.
SRS appoints Adam Baxter as first VP
Dallas — SRS real Estate Partners has appointed Adam Baxter as first VP in the Birmingham office. He will focus on tenant and landlord representation in the Birmingham market.
Baxter brings 11 years of experience in commercial real estate to SRS. He previously worked with Harbert Realty Services, where he handled site selection, lease review, lease negotiation, lease and land acquisitions, dispositions, financial analysis and strategic planning. While there, he completed more than a million square feet and $20 million in transactions.
Outlets at Tejon names new GM
Tejon Ranch, Calif. — Slated to open in August, The Outlets at Tejon has announced the appointment of Brian P. Hassett as the new center’s general manager. Hassett brings more than 25 years of experience in the retail industry — more than 10 of them focused on outlet retail — to the post.
Hassett served for more than 10 years as the general manager for the Camarillo Premium Outlets and its later addition, the Promenade at Camarillo Outlets. During his time there, Camarillo Premium Outlets grew from 120 designer and name brand stores to 160, becoming the second largest center in the Premium Outlets portfolio and the largest outlet center on the West Coast with 14 million visitors annually.
Tenants in the 320,000-sq.-ft. center include the only current Pottery Barn outlet store in California, H&M, Coach, Gap, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Brooks Brothers, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Chico’s, White House | Black Market and others.
Tejon Ranch Co. and The Rockefeller Group developed the center located on Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and Bakersfield, Calif., which makes the center easily accessible from Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Santa Clarita, the Antelope Valley and the San Fernando Valley.
EB Development LLC and The Outlet Resource Group, two well-known national outlet leasing and marketing consulting firms, are assisting in the development and rollout of the new center.