Retail

Eight New Stores to Hit Chelsea Market Next Month

Chelsea Market

Ownership at the Chelsea Market is reportedly renovating 5,700 square feet of space to make way for eight new vendor kiosks, where cooking and food preparation will be on display for its 120,000 weekly visitors.

Most of the space was created when Amy’s Bread moved part of its operations off-site, and the rest will come from the renovation of a loading dock and an office, the New York Times reports.

Leases are currently being negotiated and rates will run in the $200 to $400 per square foot range, and the stores, to be delivered in plug-and-play condition and geared towards start-ups and “less-established” businesses, will be operational as soon as mid-February, said Michael Phillips, COO of Jamestown Properties, according to the Times. Read More

Japanese Chocolate Makes a Home on Bleecker Street

Japan-based chocolatier, Royce, has a new location on Bleecker Street. (image: e-royce.com)

Japan-based chocolate maker, Royce, leased 620 square feet of space at 253 Bleecker Street on November 20. The asking price was $290 per square foot.

“Bleecker Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues is probably the best food block in the city,” said Steve Rappaport, senior managing director with Sinvin Real Estate, which represented both the Read More