Chefs Club Brings its Fast Casual ‘Counter’ to Former Spring Natural Space
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When Spring Street Natural was forced from its namesake street last year, the subsequent rent hike was essentially an admission that the next tenant would be something more bougie. We learned at the time of their departure from 62 Spring – back in late 2015 – that founding owner-operator Rus Schoenholt faced an expiring lease with a reported fivefold increase in the monthly dole.
The landlord delivered on that promise. Ricky’s cosmetics shop came first, but was a temporary solution while the owner kept fishing. And what a catch. The Chefs Club – the revolving chefs restaurant in the base of the Puck Building – was lured across the street with its new high-end, fast-casual dining concept. It’s called the Chefs Counter, and teaser signage in the windows advertises “better eats.”
Chefs Club reportedly signed a fifteen-year lease on the 3,400 square-foot space, with an asking rent of about $184K per month (i.e. $650 per square foot).