Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) Retail is pleased to announce that it secured a 15 year lease with the iconic chain restaurant, Shake Shack, at 1340 Boston Post Road in Darien, Connecticut. NGKF Retail’s Jessica Curtis, senior managing director, and Nick Marona, director, represented the landlord at the prime location formerly occupied by Chuck’s Steakhouse for over 40 years.
The NGKF Retail team collaborated with the landlord, David Genovese of Baywater Properties, to find the appropriate neighborhood gathering spot to carry on the sense of community provided by Chuck’s. The 3,100 square foot building, specifically designed for Shake Shack, will be the chain’s third location in Connecticut with other locations in Westport and New Haven.
“It was a very exciting process,” said Curtis. “When we were tasked with leasing the property, one of our first calls was to Shake Shack. Having toured the market with them a few years prior, I knew that Shake Shack’s ideal location should have a classic American roadside feel. The 1340 Boston Post Road site has that exact DNA, plus it has easy highway access from I-95 exit 11 and the tight-knit community of Darien. The pieces all came together.”
“We are delighted to welcome Shake Shack to Darien,” stated David Genovese. “The introduction of this exciting, internationally-recognized restauranteur to the existing mix of stores and restaurants in Darien continues our track record of attracting high quality businesses to Darien”.