Popular Hell’s Kitchen-based Cuban restaurant Guantanamera signed a lease for the operator’s first restaurant in the borough of Queens, located at 110-80 Queens Boulevard between 73rd Road and 75th Avenue in the heart of Forest Hills.

“Guantanamera saw a void in this neighborhood for the style of cuisine, level of service and ambiance that they offer, and so they felt this would be the perfect location for their first Queens restaurant,” says Daniel D. DePasquale of Winick Realty Group, who represented landlord Traymore Associates in the long-term lease transaction.

Guantanamera leased 2,986 square feet of ground-floor space, as well as 1,992 square feet in the basement, in what was already a built-out restaurant location. Expected to open in mid-November, the restaurant will offer a menu that is similar to that of the existing Guantanamera location at 939 Eighth Avenue. The company also operates Amor Cubano at 2018 Third Avenue.

“Ownership is happy to welcome a proven operator to the space and they are confident that this new concept will do well in the neighborhood,” adds DePasquale, who is also representing Traymore Associates in the leasing of 110-78 Queens Boulevard, a former realty office on the same block.

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