Empire State Realty Trust adds Popular Poke Concept to Times Square South Neighborhood

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Empire State Realty Trust adds Popular Poke Concept to Times Square South Neighborhood

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Sweetcatch Poke Bar has signed a long-term lease for its newest Manhattan home at 501 Seventh Avenue.

Poke takes its cue from a favorite Hawaiian dish and is exploding in popularity.  Sweetcatch delivers an authentic experience and has put its own spin on things, allowing customers to take away fresh poke by the pound. 

"Sweetcatch is a healthy, convenient and popular concept; a perfect addition to the neighborhood," said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT.  "We continue our focus on bringing in a variety of quality food concepts to support the growth in office employees in, and tourists traveling through, Times Square South."

Jarrett Sharp of Murro Realty LLC represented Sweetcatch LLC in the lease negotiations.  Fred Posniak and Shanae Ursini represented ESRT in the above transaction.

About Empire State Realty Trust

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world's most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2016, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

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