The Real Deal Features The NoMad District

Wednesday September 17, 2014

Website The Real Deal recently published an article praising businesses like Shake Shack and the Ace Hotel for helping to revitalize the NoMad neighborhood.

Popular New York real estate news site The Real Deal recently featured the retail boom in the NoMad District.

The article, “Behind NoMad’s Retail Surge,” offers a glimpse at some of the driving forces behind the neighborhood’s recent explosion of fine retail offerings. Rich Bockmann, who penned the piece, states, “The area has been on the upswing since the restoration of Madison Square Park in the early aughts and was boosted by the arrival of Danny Meyer’s trendy Shake Shack burger joint in 2004. But the arrival of the Ace Hotel back in 2009 heralded the beginning of a new retail landscape that is only now coming into its own.”

Beyond crediting Shake Shack and Ace Hotel for their role in the neighborhood’s revitalization, Bockmann discusses the buzz surround the forthcoming Virgin Hotel, “. . . a 100,000-square-foot retail block in the Sir Richard Branson–branded 38-story glass tower. Set to open in 2017, the retail portion of the building developed by the Lam Group will occupy the hotel’s entire frontage on Broadway from 29th to 30th street.”

For more information and a look at John Dory Oyster Bar, Noir et Blanc, Num Pang NoMad and some of the other neighborhood’s popular businesses, read the full article on

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