Chef Daniel Humm scoops Greenwich Village co-op from Chipotle founder

The Eleven Madison Park restaurateur paid $14.5M in an off-market deal

New York /
Jun.June 15, 2021 10:30 AM
Daniel Humm and 40 Fifth Avenue (Getty, Google Maps)

Daniel Humm and 40 Fifth Avenue (Getty, Google Maps)

Dinner parties at one swanky Greenwich Village co-op could soon transition from burrito bowls to Tonburi and smoked daikon.

M. Steven Ells, founder of the fast casual chain Chipotle, sold his four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath co-op at 40 Fifth Avenue to Swiss chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park for $14.5 million in an off-market deal, Curbed reported, citing city records.

M. Steven Ells

M. Steven Ells

Ells purchased the duplex at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 11th Street from Ed Fancher, founding publisher of the Village Voice, for $11 million in 2009, according to reports at the time.

Humm recently reopened Eleven Madison Park with a fully vegan menu. It is among the priciest restaurants in the city, with a $335 multi-course menu (excluding drinks) and a wait list of 15,000 people, according to Bloomberg.

Humm was living in an Upper East Side rental as of 2017, according to Curbed.

The building has had some big name purchases in the past. Theodore Spencer, grandson of John D. Rockefeller III, bought a combination co-op at the property for $15 million in 2013.

Correction: An earlier version of this story included details pertaining to a different unit in the same building, listed by Compass agent Leonard Steinberg. That unit remains available.

[Curbed] — Keith Larsen





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