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Winick Brings in Mysterious New Tenant at Columbus Square

Winick Realty has brought in a mysterious new tenant to Columbus Square, a 350,000 square foot retail development on the Upper West Side, the company announced yesterday.

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The store, a yet-to-be-named children’s sporting goods and clothing shop, will be taking a 7,000 square foot ground floor space, along with a 2,000 square foot basement, at 808 Columbus Avenue.

The new retail identity is “backed by a major company and it’s going to be the first of its kind, geared towards children and sports-oriented,” said a tight-lipped Kelly Gedinsky, an associate director at Winick Realty Group, who worked on these deals alongside colleague Lori Shabtai. 

The location of this new kid’s store will be ideal, given its proximity to neighboring schools (like the Solomon Schechter School and the Mandell School) and the forever family-friendly environment of the Upper West Side.  Zach Mishaan, a senior managing director at Winick Realty Group, represented the tenant in this transaction.

This new tenant will be joining other recent additions Michael’s Arts & Crafts, a craft and arts supply store that which opened its first New York City storefront at 808 Columbus Avenue, and HomeGoods, a home decor store that also unveiled its first New York City store at the development.

Ms. Gedinsky is fond of Michael’s, a franchise she patronized often during her collegiate days at the University of Wisconsin.

“It was something we knew would be very successful in the city, because it’s a store that really services teachers, parents, kids in such a way that doesn’t really exist in Manhattan,” she said.

At nearby 805 Columbus Avenue, also part of the Columbus Square development, Starbucks took up the last corner availability on the property by snagging a 1,200 square foot space on 100th street, said Gedinsky. Verizon Wireless took a 1,500 square foot space next to the new Starbucks, too.

drosen@observer.com