Verada Leases Retail Space on Driggs Avenue to Dog-Friendly Cafe, Boris & Horton

August 22, 2022

NEW YORK, NY – August 22, 2022 – Verada is pleased to announce the retail space for Boris & Horton to bring their pet-friendly cafe to 510 Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The space is approximately 2,600 square feet and the asking rent was $165/SF. Verada’s Nathaniel Mallon and Brendan Thrapp represented the landlord, Northlink Capital, in the deal and Compass’ Steven Clair represented the tenant.


The space will be used to house Boris & Horton, a fun community space and dog-friendly cafe. Given the competitive retail market post-pandemic, many spaces are looking for ways to add a unique edge. Many consumers are now looking for companies that will serve their needs and even their pets’ needs. Boris & Horton provides exactly that. They host adoption events, parties and more while serving a great selection of coffee and food. They will offer a full menu including locally roasted coffee, delicious food and alcohol.

"We're incredibly excited to welcome Boris & Horton to the retail space at 510 Driggs. There is a huge need for pet-friendly businesses given the explosion of pet ownership over the past few years,” said Verada, “B&H is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this trend; their concept and community-first approach makes them a perfect fit for the development and neighborhood."

While Boris & Horton was created as a site for New Yorkers to enjoy an amazing café and community space alongside their four-legged friends, it has evolved into a cultural beacon. Boris & Horton has been featured on Netflix, HBO and Hulu and boasts an impressive social media presence. In addition to being a great place to eat, drink and create content with your furry friend, Boris & Horton has also raised thousands of dollars for local animal rescues including Muddy Paws Rescue, Hearts & Bones Rescue & More.

Its growth is not only in its societal presence but is poised to rapidly expand within the NYC market and beyond. Boris & Horton just closed a Series A fundraising round with a list of investors that includes UBS America’s Chairman Robert Wolf’s 32 Ventures among others.

We couldn’t be more excited to bring Boris & Horton to Williamsburg. The location of this space is perfectly situated near McCarren Park and the Bedford Avenue L station,” said Founders, Coppy Holzman and Logan Mikhly, “Williamsburg has seen a massive uptick in dog ownership and we provide a great experience for people that like to eat, work & socialize alongside their furry companions. Why leave them at home when you can take them to Boris & Horton?

The Brooklyn location will become the flagship and second retail location for Boris & Horton, NYC’s first dog-friendly cafe. Whether you own a dog or just like being around them, Boris & Horton is the place to be. For more on Boris & Horton, please visit their website here.

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