Grand Central Atelier art school expands to Ridgewood – Commercial Observer


Intensive art school in drawing and painting Grand Atelier Central is opening a new outpost in Ridgewood, Queens, Commercial Observer has learned.

The nonprofit will move into 12,098 square feet in Box factory, an industrial brick building refurbished in 1519 Decatur Street, just off the border with Bushwick, Brooklyn and the Halsey Street L train stop. The Renaissance-inspired school signed a 10-year lease on the second floor of the building, located between Wyckoff and Irving avenues . The rent charged for the space was $ 32 per square foot.

This will be Grand Central Atelier’s second location. It is currently operating from a space at 46-06 11th Street in Long Island City, Queens.

Hornig Capital Partners and Brickman Associates redeveloped the former 63,000 square foot three-story box factory into retail and office space in 2017.

Avi akiva and Chandler slate of Tri State Commercial Realty represented the owners, while Jane brody and Matthew Hopkins of Vicus Partners managed the tenant side of the transaction.

Slate said in a statement that “seeing Grand Central Atelier land at the Box Factory was a perfect fit with the property’s vision for the building, to build a place that fosters the art, music and culture that this neighborhood loves.”

UK music rehearsal startup Pirate Studios previously rented 13,800 square feet in building in 2019, as Commercial Observer previously reported.


Kayleen C. Rice

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