JRT Realty Group and MCCGUSA Drive Retail Leasing Activity at the Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal

JRT Realty Group, Inc. in conjunction with its subconsultant, MCCGUSA, Ltd. is excited to welcome retailer ‘Gong Cha’ to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Midtown Bus Terminal (MBT). Adding to the diversity of business operators, cultures and food and beverage options at the MBT, retailer Gong Cha, has recently signed a lease on the main level of the world’s busiest bus terminal.  The retailer will offer the traveling public a varied menu of fresh-brewed bubble tea, yogurt drinks, milk-based beverages, and coffees.

“The lease signing of this well-known tenant – the latest to join the Midtown Bus Terminal retail mix – is a clear indication of the market’s health, and the strength of the entrepreneurial spirit in New York City,” says Jodi Pulice, Founder & CEO of JRT Realty. “When it comes to diversity, New York City is still the true capital of the world.”

“The Port Authority is excited about ‘Gong Cha’ joining the Midtown Bus Terminal’s retail community. Providing our customers and the community with a variety of food and beverage options here at the terminal is a priority,” says Catherine Britell, General Manager of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Midtown Bus Terminal.”

Gong Cha (which translates to “tribute tea for the emperor”) was founded more than 16 years ago in Kaohsiung, Taiwan by two entrepreneurial friends. The company prides itself on the freshness of their beverages, the sourcing of the finest tea products, and strict quality controls over their signature ingredients. The result is a premium bubble tea operation that has grown into 1,800 locations in 20 countries.

The beverage retailer will join the variety of long-term food and beverage operators currently located at the Midtown Bus Terminal, including Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Au Bon Pain, Zaro’s, Brooklyn Deli, Villa Pizza, and Carlo’s Bakery, as well as the soon-to-be-opened Land of Beer.

About JRT Realty Group, Inc.

JRT Realty Group Inc., the nation’s largest certified woman-owned commercial real estate services firm, provides a full-range of customized services, including strategic planning, real estate portfolio management, agency leasing and marketing, and tenant representation, among others. For more than 25 years, the company has assisted clients in achieving their supplier diversity goals and has created new and lasting growth opportunities in the industry for women and other under-represented groups. To learn more, visit www.jrtrealty.com.

About MCCGUSA, Ltd.

MCCGUSA Ltd. began in 1990 as a full-service management consulting firm providing superior quality management advisory services to clients in the New York area.  Over the next 20+ years, the firm grew into a premier and recognized consulting and project management firm in the NYC Metro region, nationally, and internationally. Today, the firm provides a wide range of services including management consulting, project management, financial advisory, and real estate services including brokerage and development. To learn more, visit www.mccgusa.com