“I hope that everyone comes back”: Evicted co-working firm reopens Sixth Avenue space

Corporate Suites CEO said a nonpayment dispute with landlord was “misunderstanding”

Nov.November 29, 2019 04:30 PM
Corporate Suites CEO Hayim Grant and 1001 Sixth Avenue (Credit: Facebook and Google Maps)

Corporate Suites CEO Hayim Grant and 1001 Sixth Avenue (Credit: Facebook and Google Maps)

A week after being evicted from a Sixth Avenue office building, a co-working firm has told its members to return.

Corporate Suites says it has settled a nonpayment dispute with its landlord at 1001 Sixth Avenue. The firm’s tenants received an unwelcome visit last Friday from the New York City Marshal, who instructed dozens of people to clear two floors in the building.

One business owner previously told The Real Deal he was given 15 minutes to pack his belongings and leave.

Hayim Grant, Corporate Suites CEO, told TRD that a dispute over nonpayment of the lease had been settled. He described the saga as a “misunderstanding.” ABS Partners Real Estate, which owns the 264,000-square-foot building, could not be immediately reached for comment.

“I hope that everyone comes back,” said Grant. “But I don’t know the answer at this point.”

Grant said his firm had been in contact with all its affected members, and had offered them temporary space at one of Corporate Suites’ five other locations.

As of Wednesday morning, tenants were being encouraged to return to the Sixth Avenue location.

In 2015, Corporate Suites was ranked the fifth-largest shared-office company in New York, with 169,000 square feet across nine locations. Since then it has shrunk in size, and now operates a half dozen locations.

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