Celebrity chef Nusret Gökçe has signed a lease at 220 Park Avenue South to open a new restaurant.
Known by food aficionados as Salt Bae, the chef’s new restaurant, Nusr-Et Burger, will take 2,800 square feet on the ground floor and 3,200 square feet below in the basement, according to the New York Post.
The retail space, which has frontage on East 18th Street, had an asking rent of $220 a square foot. CBRE represented the tenant and landlord in the deal.
The nine-story building near Union Square was bought in 2011 by father-and-son-developers Bijan and Danny Nassi of BDN NY Management for $20 million. The company had plans to convert the building into residential condominiums.