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Related Companies welcomes Kava Café to MiMA

Chic West Village espresso bar opens Midtown location

Related Companies today announced the opening of Kava Café at MiMA, the developer’s 63-story mixed-use glass tower on West 42nd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. The new 1,340 square foot ground floor space is Kava Café’s second location, which expands on both the size and offerings of its 803 Washington Street sibling.

“We strive to bring the highest quality retail to MiMA, its residents and its surrounding neighborhood and are thrilled to welcome Kava Café,” noted Greg Gushee, senior vice president of Related Companies. “Kava will be an excellent addition to the building, offering residents a great dining experience from morning to night, a convenient place to meet friends for a drink or cup of coffee and the ease of catering and delivery services. This upscale eatery also reflects Related’s commitment to chic architecture and design, which is evident throughout MiMA.”

On the heels of this opening, Kava Café founder John Saric, who is also a partner at the Ace Hotel New York, has announced his recent partnership with Lara Brumgnach, who was with B&B Hospitality Group for over a decade. Lara worked as Pastry Chef of Felidia restaurant and most recently with the Private Events team at Del Posto.

“We are thrilled to expand the Kava brand in Midtown West, and bring our curated and chic European-style café to residents of MiMA and the entire community,” said Mr. Saric.

Kava Café at MiMA will offer a full-service menu for breakfast and lunch, and light dinner fare with seating both indoors and on the sidewalk. A complete espresso menu will be available all day, accompanied by a selection of fresh home-made organic juices during breakfast and lunch. Wine, beer and classic New York cocktails will be served in the evening hours, available by table service or at an intimate bar. Kava Café will also be available for private events, in addition to offering catering and delivery service. Kava Café’s MiMA location features similar finishes to its West Village space, mixing white oak, terrazzo, and brass. Vintage mid-century Danish furniture creates a sophisticated lounge for patrons.

Also on display will be the cafe’s signature Strada espresso machine built by La Marzocco Kava Café is situated on West 42nd Street between the entrance to One MiMA Tower residences and Pershing Square Signature Center, the Frank Gehry-designed theatre center. Operating hours will be Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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