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NAI Robert Lynn Represents Infamous Chicago-Based Breakfast Spot in Opening of First Location in Texas

Yolk restaurant to open in One Arts Plaza in Downtown Dallas


DALLAS – September 4, 2013 – The NAI Robert Lynn Retail Division recently arranged the lease of a 4,315-square-foot retail space in One Arts Plaza to the Chicago-based restaurant company, Yolk. Kornel Romada, vice president of the NAI Robert Lynn Retail Division and Spero Adamis, managing broker from Cornerstone Commercial, represented the tenant in the transaction.

Yolk, a high-end breakfast and lunch dining experience, began in 2006 in Chicago’s South Loop area. With unique dishes and a lively atmosphere, the restaurant has only recently begun to make waves across the nation in upscale, urban areas. The restaurant has a fan-following and has won awards for its Chicago locations such as “Best Breakfast” by the Zagat in 2008 from, “#1 breakfast” by Fox News viewers in Chicago that same year and a feature on the cover of Dining Out Chicago Magazine in 2010.

“I am excited to expand our Yolk brand to Dallas. It is a great city and I am confident the people here will be huge fans of our concept,” said Yolk Owner Taki Kastanis. “I can think of no better place than Dallas to open our first Texas location.”

Kastanis selected Dallas’ Arts District as his restaurant’s first Texas home because it is a hot area for unique restaurants that is in the heart of the revitalized Arts District and is within proximity of Downtown Dallas as well as Uptown. Yolk will be located at 1722 Routh Street in One Arts Plaza, and is expected to open to the public in October of this year.

“I am honored to have had the chance to represent Yolk and its entry to the Dallas-Fort Worth market,” said Romada. “It was apparent that Yolk would need a site with high daytime population and accessibility due to the large following that it attracts. I experienced Yolk several years ago, and as a long-time customer and fan, I am extremely happy they will be in my backyard.”

NAI Robert Lynn’s Retail Division is the only dedicated third party brokerage firm with specialists leasing retail properties in both Dallas and Fort Worth offices.  Having offices in two major metropolitan locations enables NAI Robert Lynn’s team of experts to provide valuable market intelligence specific to its clients’ geographic strategies. Yolk was able to reap the benefits of NAI Robert Lynn’s innovative approach to commercial real estate and was able to seize a new opportunity.

About NAI Robert Lynn

NAI Robert Lynn specializes in providing commercial brokerage and consulting services including tenant representation and owner representation for office, industrial and retail properties, property management, investment sales and purchases. The company has been ranked in the top five of the Costar ranking of Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) brokerage firms based on commercial square footage leased every year since the rankings began. NAI Robert Lynn has been providing its clients with superior service and market knowledge of the DFW area for 51 years. This is evidenced by the 2013 results, closing 776 transactions totaling nearly 29 million square feet, and managing more than 10 million square feet of commercial properties. To learn more, visit

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