How exciting! The purchase of my new catering design studio and kitchen in New York is featured in Lois Weiss’ Post Focus column on Commercial Real Estate. One of the most popular columns read in the New York Post, Lois always shares the happenings in Manhattan’s commercial real estate business. Here’s my part of the column…
Caterer Peter Callahan just bought the 5,940-square-foot fourth floor from Sony in the West 25th Street building that previously housed Jive Records and recording studios where Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Whitney Houston got their start.
Callahan will now continue to build out a full kitchen, design studio and event space with soaring ceilings for his clients, who include Martha Stewart, Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa and Tom Petty along with uber-wealthy financiers.
Robert Burton, Brock Emmetsberger and Andrew Essick of Massey Knakal marketed the building’s floors on behalf of Sony, and Callahan nibbled down his price to $2.1 million. Two other floors are in contract, sources said. Chris Halliburton and Brandon Himmel of The Corcoran Group represented Callahan in the deal. Just in time for your own summer food solutions, Callahan’s new “Bite by Bite” book features “100 Stylish Little Plates You Can Make for Any Party.”
Sony took over Jive in 2008 and inherited the 12-story, 72,000-square-foot building at 137 W. 25th St. that was divided into office condos in 1987 and has been owned and used by Arista and Zomba Records.
To read more about the purchase, check out the full article in the real estate section in the NY Post.