Casual-dining chain Yard House is opening its first New York City location, in the reinvented Times Square-Garment District neighborhood. The beer-centric brand has leased roughly 19,000 sq. ft. of space in 10 Times Square, comprising the first floor, second floor and lower-level space with frontage on Seventh Ave. and wrapping around on West 41st St.
The historic building (also known as 1441 Broadway) is owned and managed by L.H. Charney Associates. It was designed by Backman & Kahn and completed in 1930 and originally called the “Bricken Textile Building.”
Yard House was drawn to the space by its unique attributes such as floor-to-ceiling windows, according to brand’s president Michael Kneidinger. The design will give passersby a look inside at Yard House’s more than 100 taps of premium American craft and imported beers.
The restaurant brand, founded in 1996 and owned by Darden since 2012, will be adding mezzanine spaces for private parties and overflow dining needs. Yard House is also opening a location in Norwalk, CT, about an hour north of New York City, in the new Sono Collection mall.