Oct. 12, 2011 - New York Post

Whiskey maker William Grant & Sons, which is also the distiller of the best-selling Glenfiddich, has signed a 10-year lease at 300 Park Ave. South. The new US headquarters is between E. 22nd and 23rd Streets. The company is currently located in 200 Park Ave. South.

In the new Rockrose Development Co.-owned building, William Grant will have over 20,000 square feet on the 5th and 6th floors.

Eric Cagner of Newmark Knight Frank represented the tenant in the transaction. Andrew Peretz, John Peters and Mikael Nahmias of Cushman and Wakefield negotiated on behalf of Rockrose, which had an asking rent of $51 a foot.

The tenant’s private dining area will also include a high-class bar in keeping with its history of selling fine liquors.

According to Craig Deitelzweig of Rockrose, the entrance to the building was moved, and the lobby is being expanded in a design by Moed de Armas & Shannon that will be completed next month.

Other newcomers to the building include Leo Burnett, the Whitney Museum, M. Booth, Rizzoli Publishing and Wilhelmina.

“We’ve signed 12 floors in the last year,” said Deitelzweig. “We had all of our spaces rolling at the same time but took the opportunity to reformulate the building and make it the premier building on Park Avenue South.”

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