NEW YORK--Buffalo Wild Wings, the national restaurant and sports bar chain, has leased its first Midtown Manhattan location in Times Square. Steps from the Bowtie, Buffalo Wild Wings will occupy the entire building at 253 West 47th Street.

The lease caps off Buffalo Wild Wings’ lengthy search for the right location. “In Manhattan, you are often challenged by columns, low ceilings and other characteristics that get in the way of properly representing the one-of-a-kind experience and energetic atmosphere that Buffalo Wild Wings provides,” said Michael Gleicher of Winick Realty Group.

Located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, the Buffalo Wild Wings flagship restaurant at 253 West 47th Street will encompass over 15,000 square feet of dining and entertainment, including a 5,000-square-foot ground floor with soaring 22-foot ceilings that will showcase Buffalo Wild Wings’ state-of-the-art multimedia systems. The building includes a 2,000-square-foot mezzanine and two lower levels, along with a 2,000-square-foot roof deck for outdoor dining. The location also gives Buffalo Wild Wings an opportunity for incredible branding and LED signage in the heart of the sports capital of the world. With the Giants, Jets, Yankees, Mets, Rangers, Knicks, Nets and other teams in the area, Gleicher anticipates New Yorkers to visit often to take in the atmosphere and enjoy a beer and a bite while watching their favorite team.

“Times Square is the perfect place for Buffalo Wild Wings to plant their flagship in New York City,” said Michael Gleicher of Winick Realty Group. “The city has been waiting with excitement for a Buffalo Wild Wings to come into Manhattan and their concept will be a sensational addition to the area for sports fans, families and tourists alike.”

Gleicher and CEO Jeff Winick represented Four M Capital LLC, the area franchisee for Buffalo Wild Wings. Based in White Plains, NY, Four M Capital LLC currently owns and operates 13 Buffalo Wild Wings units in the New York metro market. Landlord Friedland Properties was represented in-house by Aaron Prince.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Buffalo Wild Wings is the neighborhood-inspired restaurant and sports bar with a full menu featuring salads, burgers, appetizers and New York-style wings with 16 signature sauces and five seasonings, and a tremendous selection of craft and traditional beers. Buffalo Wild Wings is the recipient of hundreds of "Best Wings" and "Best Sports Bar" awards from across the country. The brand runs with more than 900 restaurant locations across 49 states in the United States and Canada that are fun, edgy, high-energy and easygoing, making it the national restaurant and home for “Wings. Beer. Sports.” For more information on Buffalo Wild Wings, visit www.buffalowildwings.com.

Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market.  For more information, please visit the company website www.winick.com.