Pizzeria featured in “Eat Pray Love” signs lease in Greenwich Village

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele to open at 2 Bank Street

New York /
Apr.April 12, 2021 03:45 PM
2 Bank Street (Google Maps, iStock)

2 Bank Street (Google Maps, iStock)

New York pizza shops have some new competition. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele has signed a lease in Greenwich Village.

The pizzeria, featured in the book and film “Eat Pray Love,” has signed a 12-year lease at 2 Bank Street. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele will occupy 2,800 square feet on the ground floor and 2,800 square feet on the lower level.

Lee & Associates NYC’s Brad Schwarz and James Ficelman represented the landlord, Sky Management Corp., while UBIQ New York’s Piero Massimino and Francesco Cirillo represented the tenant.

“[L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele] will thrive in this neighborhood,” Schwarz said in a statement. “With the increasing availability of Covid-19 vaccinations and expanding indoor capacity limits, our restaurant scene is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

The pizzeria originally opened in Naples in 1870, and will continue to import its core ingredients from Italy. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele opened a location in Los Angeles in 2019; the Greenwich Village location will be its third shop.

The asking rent for the space was $150 per square foot, according to the brokers, which falls below the $200 per square foot it was asking in 2019. At the time, Quality Branded signed a lease for the same 5,600 square foot space. However, the company backed out of the deal once the pandemic hit, according to a spokesperson for Lee & Associates.





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