The asking rent at the BankNote building, a 420,000-sfloft-style office and retail complex, is $25 per sf. The aggregaterent for the expansion is approximately $1 million. Lars Neubohn,president of the Wine Cellarage, represented himself in theseven-year lease transaction. Paul Wolf, president of Denham WolfReal Estate Services, represented the landlord, co-developers,Taconic Investment Partners and Denham Wolf Real Estate ServicesInc.


"The property is undergoing a $25-million redevelopmentincluding new windows, lobbies, bathrooms, elevators and mechanicalsystems, and improved parking and amenities," Wolf, president ofDenham Wolf Real Estate Services, tells "The buildingis about 50% occupied now that we are in the middle of constructionand we are actively leasing up this fall."


The BankNote complex, which was formerly the home of theAmerican Bank Note Co., has housed the Wine Cellarage since 2005.The company has since grown its core business and expandedservices, Wolf says, adding that the company was "happy to havefound affordable space in the BankNote and is now eager to stay andgrow… ." The BankNote offers the Wine Cellarage "the ability togrow in a customized space at an affordable rate--one of the lastfew affordable commercial areas in New York City," Wolf says.


Neubohn of the Wine Cellarage, says that Taconic and Denham Wolfhave accommodated its needs when it has outgrown its initial space.He explains that "we have big plans for the add-on space."


Wolf explains that tenants are initially attracted to thebuilding because of the architecture, Manhattan views and"exceptional lighting." However, he says that "tenants stay becausethere is no other commercial space like this in New York City andbecause of a sense of community and belief that Hunts Point ispoised for change and growth."

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