August 15, 2018

Japanese Fusion Eatery Lands in Former Brewery in Crown Heights

A new Japanese-French fusion restaurant called Doma is coming to the redeveloped Nassau Brewery on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Commercial Observer can first report.

Japanese restaurateur Yuji Tani inked a deal this week for a 1,000-square-foot retail space on the ground floor of the 19th century building at 620 Franklin Avenue, according to information from TerraCRG. Asking rent in the 20-year lease was in the $70s per square foot. The restaurant will occupy the Bergen Street side of the 169-year-old brick building, which sits at the corner of Franklin Avenue between Bergen and Dean Streets.

Peter Schubert of TerraCRG handled the deal for the landlord, and Motegi-Hall represented Tani in the transaction.

“We think it’s a perfect tenant for this project,” Schubert said. “We think it’s a unique historic property that’s so Brooklyn. That’s what this chef fell in love with.” He added that the restaurant was “part of Franklin’s evolution to a higher level of [food] offerings. It’s great for the neighborhood.”

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