Newmark announced a 10,000 s/f retail lease of ground-floor
space for the historic Bond Bakery Clock Tower building lat 495 Flatbush Avenue
in Brooklyn to Workshop Project, Inc., the non-profit parent of Workshop Middle
Associate Director Aric Trakhtenberg represented Workshop
Middle School, which signed a ten-year lease with two five-year extensions.
Tri-State Commercial represented Albert Srour, local Brooklyn developer and
landlord of the Bond Baker Clock Tower.
“We’re thrilled to join the Prospect Lefferts community
and partner with area families, organizations, and schools,” commented Workshop
Middle School Leader Andrew Ravin. “We believe this is a huge step forward for
Workshop Middle School is a founding member of the
Innovative School Cooperative, a national network of internationally recognized
innovative schools. The school has an application up for review to be Regents
certified by the State of New York.
The property, an expansion from their previous location in
Park Slope, is cater-corner to Prospect Park and steps from the Q, B and S
subway lines. Features for the school will include a state-of-the-art
makerspace for students and a professional auditorium for small events. The
sunlit space has oversized windows and showcases up to 20-foot ceilings with
skylights and polished concrete floors.
“The Workshop Middle School is well-positioned in one of
Brooklyn’s most dynamic and rapidly growing neighborhoods,” stated Trakhtenberg.
“Newmark is rooted in local neighborhoods, and we are thrilled to have the
opportunity to provide our client with an ideal space to grow and nurture young
The no longer operational clock tower is a feature that
Workshop Middle School students are excited to repair, design, and engineer.
The building, which dominates a stretch of Flatbush Avenue
near Prospect Park, once filled the surrounding area of Prospect Lefferts
Gardens with the delicious smell of bread. It was built by the General Bakery
Company known as the Bond Bread Bakery after the once-famous Bond Bread
produced at this location.
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