Katz & Associates Helps Hobby Lobby Secure Lease for First Store in New York City

Katz’s Brian Katz and Daniel DePasquale Represent Hobby Lobby for New Store in Staten Island, New York

February 9, 2022

Hobby Lobby, America’s largest and most complete arts-and-crafts retailer, will be opening its first store in New York City, and Katz & Associates’ Brian Katz and Daniel DePasquale helped secure the location along with Graeme Keith of The Keith Corp. The new 42,768 square foot store will be located in the former Babies“R” Us space at The Crossing on the Staten Island Mall Ring Road. Alex Varon of Brookfield Properties represented the landlord in-house in the transaction. Hobby Lobby is slated to open in Staten Island in Q1 2023.

“Katz & Associates has worked with Hobby Lobby since 2013, helping with their expansion throughout Florida and Pennsylvania, so it’s really exciting to help this top-notch retailer enter the New York City market with a new store on Staten Island,” said Brian Katz, CEO, Katz & Associates. “We are actively seeking locations in all of the other boroughs and expect to have more exciting news soon.”

Hobby Lobby has more than 900 stores across the nation. Each store offers over 70,000 crafting and home decor products including floral, fabric, needle art, custom framing, baskets, home accents, wearable art, arts and crafts, jewelry making, scrapbooking, and paper crafting supplies. Find store locations at https://www.hobbylobby.com/store-finder For more information about Hobby Lobby, visit our newsroom at https://newsroom.hobbylobby.com/corporate-background/ and our media library at https://newsroom.hobbylobby.com/media-library/

Katz & Associates began operations in January of 1996. The company currently maintains offices in New York City, Charlotte, Boca Raton, Nashville, New Jersey, and Orlando. Katz & Associates’ primary focus is assisting retailers, restaurants and landlords in all capacities including strategic planning, market analysis, lease and sale negotiations, and dispositions. Our team of seasoned veterans has decades of experience and invaluable market knowledge.

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