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'Garage' Will Close By End of the Year as its Building Goes up for Lease

 The space at Garage is up for lease, a broker said. The new tenant could move in as early as January 2016.
The space at Garage is up for lease, a broker said. The new tenant could move in as early as January 2016.
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Cushman & Wakefield

WEST VILLAGE — A very recognizable West Village building is up for lease.

The building at 99 Seventh Ave. South currently holds the restaurant & jazz bar Garage, but it's being marketed by Cushman & Wakefield to prospective new tenants for a move-in date of early 2016. Garage will remain in the space until the end of December, according to the listing agent, Brendan Gotch.

The 4,317-square-foot space is naturally suited for a restaurant, Gotch said, though they are accepting offers from all kinds of businesses.

"We have had interest across the board from both restaurant and non-restaurant tenants," he said. "We’ve gotten a whole lot of attention so far."

The listing has only been out for three or four business says, he said, "and people are all over it."

Gotch declined to say how much the space is leasing for, but the number is available upon request from prospective buyers.

The restaurant can hold 244 people, and includes the ground floor, which spans 2,817 square feet with 16-foot ceilings, and a 300-square-foot mezzanine level.

The listing also mentions "the possibility of using the roof" as a draw for restaurateurs.

"Not that I think they’d let anyone serve food or drinks on the roof," Gotch clarified. "But maybe a garden," he suggested, providing Rosemary’s on Greenwich Avenue and West Tenth Street as an example of an eatery that grows their own herbs and produce on its roof.

The Seventh Avenue South space also holds a permit from the city for outdoor seating to accommodate 84 people, and has a cabaret license.

The owner of Garage, Sal Perillo, did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

The listing advertises that the neighborhood "benefits from one of the highest income-per-capita rates in the country" and is "one of the most affluent" with "average household incomes of about $150,000."