Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is pleased to announce that it has completed three new retail leases at 159-165 Rowayton Avenue in Rowayton, Connecticut. NKF’s Executive Managing Director Patricia Valenti and Senior Managing Director Jackie Pinyan-Durels represented property owners A. Ruth & Sons Real Estate Company in the transactions, totaling 5,418 square feet.
The building boasts a combined rentable building area of 9,300 square feet, and is in a prime retail location directly on the town’s scenic waterfront. These new leases mark a turning point in the property’s history - following comprehensive interior and exterior renovations, the once-unoccupied building started to attract new clients. Residential real estate firm Berkshire Hathaway, a Warren Buffet company, is relocating their local office into a 948-square-foot space before the end of the year. Melissa Graham Furniture, an interior design company with one-of-a-kind pieces and artwork now occupies a 970-square-foot space to showcase its collection, and an antiques and lifestyle accessories boutique established itself with the largest lease at 3,500 square feet.
“We were motivated by the challenge and dedicated to the area,” said Pinyan-Durels. “We saw real potential with the property.” After years of sitting vacant, Pinyan-Durels and Valenti successfully filled three of the four available spaces over the past six months, creating a small hub of home design and residential realtor services.
“When dealing with 159-165 Rowayton, we saw a unique opportunity to add value to the growing Rowayton market, and knew we could find the perfect tenants for the space,” added Valenti.
The three new businesses at 159-165 Rowayton Avenue are eager to establish a presence in the Rowayton community. “It is great to see the increase of activity in the market,” said Josh Ruth of A. Ruth & Sons Real Estate. “As primarily local residents, the tenants are all excited to be bringing their businesses to Rowayton, and I know their shops will be welcomed by the community.”
159-165 Rowayton Avenue has one 824-square-foot vacancy left available, which Valenti and Pinyan-Durels will continue to market for lease. The duo is also representing A. Ruth & Sons’ newly-renovated 1,000-square-foot retail space at 10 East Maple Street in the nearby downtown shopping district of New Canaan, Connecticut.
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