By Steve Cuozzo
PokéSpot, the popular Fourth Avenue eatery that promises “to put the power of poké in your hands,” is expanding its Hawaiian raw-fish luau to a larger downtown space.
Owners Russell Yam and Alex Lam have signed a lease for a 1,200-square-foot venue at 25 Cleveland Place, formerly home to a bistro called The Cleveland. Sources said the deal includes a 2,000- square-foot rear garden, which is expected to be open in time for summer.
The asking rent was said by neighborhood sources to be around $250 a square foot. None of the Eastern Consolidated brokers involved — James Famularo for the landlord and Jeff Geoghegan and Max Swerdloff for the tenant — responded to our requests for comment.
Poké combines raw seafood and rice in a bowl with myriad other elements — which at PokéSpot’s Fourth Avenue outlet include numerous grains, fruits, seaweed, toppings and condiments.
AS APPEARED IN THE NEW YORK POST ON JANUARY 30, 2017