Daily Archives: January 22, 2010

Besen Retail Line of the Week! 1/22/10

Being in the retail real estate business, the Besen Retail team has to have an interest in shopping. Hence why much of this blog is centered around sales, store openings, and new retail concepts. But even people who love retail have issues with the retail business. Executive Director Matt Mager expressed his love hate relationship with shopping in the industry .

Luckyrice: Newest NYC Food Fest

Marketing company Luckyrice announced their plans to put on a giant Asian food festival this spring. Eater reported that big names like Chang, Ripert, Morimoto, Boulud, Michael Huyhn, and Vongerichten will take part. Fabulous foodie events include a tasting at the Bowery Hotel, a karaoke party hosted by Morimoto, and an Asian street food market hosted by David Chang. Tickets go on sale February 16th for the April 29th to May 9th extravaganza. Visit Luckyrice‘s webiste for more information.  I don’t know about you, but I’m most excited about the dim sum.

Merging Fitness and Shopping

Gap and Crunch Fitness Lab (picture via Racked)

We're kind of like celebrities?

Last month Elliott Dweck, Evan Silver and I spent an evening at  ping pong bar SPiN for the Flatiron/ 23rd Street Partnership celebration. We sipped on wine and tasted some appetizers, much like the models and celebrities at SPiN last night. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez’s ex Hilary Rhoda, Selita Ebanks, Doutzen Kroes, and Veronica Webb attended the club to raise money for Haiti. Other stars included 30 Rock’s Judah Friedlander and Susan Sarandon. The party raised over $20,000 for the relief funds.