The movement of people and companies to Downtown Brooklyn continues with the announcement that podcasting darlings Gimlet Media will take a 27,000-square-foot space at 41 Flatbush Ave.
The Wall Street Journal‘s Keiko Morris is reporting that the lease is for 10 years and Gimlet is the first tenant to have signed on to the newly renovated building, which had the decidedly less glamorous self-storage as its previous use.
The ownership group acquired the 10-story former self-storage building for $89.4 million in 2015 from Extra Space Storage Inc. The partners redeveloped the property, enhancing its historical character and adding windows, a roof terrace and modern elevators. Gimlet is the building’s first tenant signed since its makeover.
Gimlet’s has three podcasts in Apple’s top 100 podcasts list. Crimetown, about the criminal underworld of Providence, R.I., is No. 40, Every Little Thing, hosted by Flora Lichtman, comes in at No. 87 and the company’s calling card, Reply All, sneaks in at No. 99.
We included Crimetown in our list, 9 Homegrown Brooklyn podcasts that rule.