‘PanIQ’ Escape Room Takes 2 Stores at 290 Grand Street

Posted on: October 30th, 2017 at 5:03 am by

Completed nearly a year ago, and vacant for as long, the renovated brick box at 290 Grand Street just scored an anchor tenant. It’s an “escape room” concept that will occupy a majority of the commercial real estate.

Hungarian-based PanIQ signed a lease for 3,000 square-feet split between two ground-level stores and the full basement.

(There are actually seven available spaces at 290 Grand.) Plans include the construction of five escape room themes including the Insane Asylum, Prison, and Wild West, according to Real Estate Weekly.

This is a flagship location, and first for PanIQ in the New York market.

290 Grand Street went under the knife two years ago, resulting in the loss of the Lok Sing Chinese Restaurant. Remodeling concluded at the outset of 2017, but remained dormant until now.

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