02.12.2014 LI Exchange | Sabre Real Estate Group Arranges Lease in Rockville Centre for New York City Based Cho
By Long Island Exchange

(GARDEN CITY, NY) Sabre Real Estate Group LLC, the metropolitan region’s newest retail broker, has arranged a lease in Rockville Centre, Long Island, for Chocolate Works, the upscale New York City Upper West Side chocolatier.

Sabre, Chocolate Works’ exclusive broker for its franchised expansion throughout the New York metropolitan area, arranged a lease for 2,400 square feet at 191 Long Beach Rd., a site owned by Donald DelDuca. The store is expected to open this summer.

A spinoff of the decades-old 5th Avenue Chocolatiere, Chocolate Works has been a huge success since it opened last year at Amsterdam Avenue and W. 91st St. The cutting-edge candy marker has eight stores in total, including Rockville Centre.

In addition to its extensive collection of chocolates, including its signature 5th Avenue Truffle and such eclectic offerings as chocolate martini olives and chili-infused chocolate nibs, Chocolate Works stores are stocked with bulk bins of classic candies and also offer children’s parties and workshops for children and adults. The chocolate is made on premises and children are able to enjoy an interactive experience and become “chocolatier for the day” through on site workshops or parties.

Melissa Naeder, a director of Sabre and Ed Czarniak, a Sabre associate, represented Chocolate Works.

Chocolate Works plans to open several hundred stores across the metropolitan region over the next several years, including approximately 25 on Long Island. Sabre is seeking locations of 1,800 to 2,500 square feet in prime neighborhoods for the retailer.