Kava Cafe, the Meatpacking District’s stylish espresso bar, has signed a long-term lease for a second location at MiMA, Related Companies’ 63-story mixed-use glass tower featuring luxury rental residences. Kava Cafe’s MiMA location will be double the size of its first cozy café at 803 Washington Street, and is scheduled to open later this year. Kava Cafe has a well-earned reputation as both a neighborhood and celebrity hang-out.
Patrons at the new location at MiMA will enjoy an expanded full-service menu for breakfast, lunch and light dinner, with a choice of indoor and sidewalk seating. It will feature a full bar and signature wine collection, in addition to its superb espresso menu and selection of fresh organic juices. Private parties, catering and delivery service will also be available to residents of MiMA and the public.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring such a high-quality brand to our residents and to the entire community,” said Greg Gushee, Senior Vice President of Related Companies. “Kava Cafe has a well-earned reputation as a neighborhood destination to eat, drink and converse with the community and is the perfect complement to MiMA’s meticulously curated blend of residences, culture and lifestyle offerings.”
“We are very excited to open a new location of Kava Cafe for the MiMA residents and local community on West 42nd Street,” said John Saric, founder of Kava Cafe and a partner at the Ace Hotel New York. “We will feature a pour over coffee bar serving quality coffee varietals, with enhanced brewing techniques.”
The 1,400 square foot ground floor space facing West 42nd Street will be situated between the entrance to One MiMA Tower and the Signature Theatre Company's Frank Gehry-designed off-Broadway Pershing Square Signature Center. Kava Cafe’s MiMA location will be designed by VLDG with architecture by MLG and will feature similar finishes as its current location highlighting white oak, terrazzo, and brass. Clocks showing the time in various time zones will be prominently featured, as Kava Café will be an international destination. Also on display will be the cafe’s signature Strada espresso machine built by La Marzocco, a rare sighting in New York City.
About MiMA: MiMA, recently awarded LEED Gold Certification, is a 63-story mixed-use glass tower featuring a blend of luxury apartment homes, culture and lifestyle offerings. Named after its location in the middle of Manhattan, MiMA is conveniently situated at the center of a vibrant neighborhood that combines the tradition of Old New York with the glamour of some of the City’s best nightlife, dining, entertainment, shops and parks. MiMA provides two distinct residential opportunities: MiMA Rentals, with an unmatched luxury rental lifestyle on floors 7 to 50 and One MiMA Tower, a boutique collection of ultra-luxury rental residences and penthouses on floors 51 to 63, both offering access to M Club, a sprawling over one-acre array of health, recreation and entertainment amenities.
Along with its residential offerings, MiMA includes the Signature Theatre Company's Frank Gehry-designed off-Broadway Pershing Square Signature Center known for outstanding presentations of works by leading playwrights in all stages of their careers; YOTEL New York, an innovative hotel designed by David Rockwell and SoftRoom with 20,000 square feet of transformable public space to be used for dining, entertainment, meetings and events, as well as the largest outdoor terrace in New York City; ground-floor retail; and convenient on-site parking.
About Related: Related Companies is the most prominent privately-owned real estate firm in the United States. Formed 40 years ago, Related is a fully-integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, marketing and sales. Headquartered in New York City, Related has offices and major developments in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, South Florida, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai and boasts a team of approximately 2,000 professionals. The Company’s existing portfolio of real estate assets, valued at over $15 billion, is made up of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail, office, trade show and affordable properties in premier high-barrier-to-entry markets. Related is staunchly committed to sustainable design with over $10 billion in green development underway or completed. The firm developed one of the first green residential buildings in the nation, Tribeca Green in Battery Park City, New York and Chicago's first green residential building, 340 on the Park.
Related recently completed a collection of new LEED-certified residential buildings, The Brompton, The Harrison, MiMA and Superior Ink in New York City, The Clarendon in Boston and The Century in Los Angeles, as well as several green mixed-use and retail projects. Related also owns Equinox(R) Fitness Clubs, further expanding the company's capabilities into the health and fitness arena and enhancing the value of its properties by incorporating an exclusive, branded amenity into the lifestyle offering, and a partnership interest in Unions Square Events, the catering, culture, sports, and events business of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. For more information about Related Companies please visit www.related.com. CONTACT: Rubenstein Associates Samantha Feld/ Leslie LeCount 212-843-9396; [email protected] 212-843-8494; [email protected]