Hamilton mania: Cyber café inks deal for St. Mark’s building once owned by founding father’s son

Wanyoo Café signs 20-year, 4K sf lease at 4 St. Mark's

Let’s see Lin-Manuel Miranda write a rap about this.

Internet and gaming hotspot Wanyoo Café inked a lease for a new location at 4 St. Mark’s Place, which was formerly the home of the founding father’s son.

Wanyoo, which has a location in Flushing and last year completed a $30 million Series D funding round, signed a 20-year lease at the renovated building. The deal covers 2,600 square feet on the ground floor and 1,400 square feet in the basement.

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“I think the location was key for them,” said Eastern Consolidated’s James Famularo, who represented landlord Castellan Real Estate Partners. “They were targeting areas where there are a lot of students and a lot of foot traffic.”

Famularo said the café will most likely be open for operation by late spring or early summer, and given the late-night vibe on St. Mark’s, it could likely be open until 2 a.m.

The asking rent for the space was $150 per square foot. Tito Ghose of Halstead Property represented the tenant.

Alexander’s son, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton, bought the townhouse in 1883. Castellan bought the building for $10 million in 2016.