New York, February 6, 2017 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that the firm represented Le Bilboquet in the first transaction for its new café spinoff, Café Bilboquet, at 26 East 60th Street. The Café will be steps away from the celebrated French restaurant that has such a strong following among New York’s luminaries in the fields of fashion, media, finance, retail and film.  The Café, which is set to open this Spring, will replace the former Gene’s Coffee Shop, and will occupy 1,100 SF on the ground floor and 300 SF on the lower level.

A Cushman & Wakefield team of James S. Downey, Eric Le Goff and Hillary Muss represented Le Bilboquet.

“This was an exciting opportunity for Le Bilboquet to introduce a more relaxed cafe concept by building on its already existing highly successful restaurant in the neighborhood. Everything Philippe Delgrange has done is well conceived and beautifully designed, and Café Bilboquet will not be an exception,” said Jim Downey at Cushman & Wakefield.

Featuring a sophisticated European coffee shop atmosphere, Café Bilboquet will sit at the base of an existing mixed office/residential building at 30 East 60th Street. It will serve light fare such as salads, sandwiches and French pastries and cakes along with Champagne, coffee, wine and beer.

26 East 60th Street is located between Park and Madison Avenues, and is adjacent to the FIAF French Institute, and in the midst of best-in-class dining and shopping, such as Barney’s and Calvin Klein. The large volume of luxury development projects in the neighborhood, most notably the Robert A. M. Stern designed 520 Park Avenue, with lobby on East 60th Street, will add to the already high foot traffic in the area.

Mr. Delgrange, the owner of the Café, spoke enthusiastically about his new concept. “This particular use will be a great addition to an already well-established market that continues to favorably evolve.” He believes his customer base will be “thrilled with the new concept and his ability to offer his superb food in a more casual atmosphere which will further contribute to the vibrancy of this market.”


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