New York State’s favorite-son yogurt, Chobani, is moving into the top two floors of 200 Lafayette St.
You may recall this was the amazing renovation that Jared Kushner and CIM Group created in Soho on the corner of Broome Street that JCPenney leased with hopes of making itself hipper.
Kushner and CIM Group later cashed out with a $150 million sale to Sandeep Mathrani’s General Growth Properties.
JCPenney gave up some floors, sources said, and now Chobani will move to 33,560 square feet on the 6th and 7th floors, where it will have access to the roof garden GGP is configuring.
For the last three years, Chobani has been in 11,500 square feet at 72 Spring St.
According to Christopher Owles, the principal at Sinvin Real Estate, who represented Chobani along with James Costello, the yogurt maker will have the same light and air and can now have the test kitchen of its dreams.
GGP was represented by Paul Amrich, Neil King and Patrice Meagher of CBRE, which had an asking rent of $85 per square foot.
Chobani’s 72 Spring space is on the market for sublease through Sinvin at an undisclosed rent.