Less than a year after the closing of a Baked by Melissa pass-through window on Spring Street, the mini-cupcake specialists are returning with a window on the same street, a source with intimate knowledge of the deal told Commercial Observer.
Baked by Melissa launched its bite-size cupcake business in the city with a window at 80 Spring Street in March 2009. That shop closed on July 21, 2014 before a construction project at Broadway and Spring Street commenced, as Grub Street previously reported. Now, Baked by Melissa will be setting up a new window at JTRE‘s 63 Spring Street at the corner of Spring and Lafayette Streets.
The space was home to the Gradoux-Matt Rare Violins, which doubled as a music school. A string of new retail openings in the immediate vicinity set the stage for a several competitive bids for the condo, said Stephanie Moore of Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance, who represented the seller with Catherine O’Toole and Greg Gang of the same firm. Read More
The old Lafayette Smoke Shop space at 63 Spring Street was snagged this morning for $15 million.
“We’re planning to lease the entire 5,000-square-foot building to one tenant with flagship opportunities,” the buyer, Jack Terzi, CEO of JTRE, said. “There aren’t many spaces in Soho where you can get that corner asset so we jumped on it.”
Equity Office has signed the first two retail leases at its repositioned 5 Bryant Park property.
In the larger of the two long-term deals, Blink Fitness, an Equinox Fitness brand, has signed an 18,765-square-foot lease on the ground and basement levels of the property.
Fifth Avenue’s drop from the top spot of Cushman & Wakefield’s list of the world’s most valuable shopping destination has more to do with surging rental rates in Hong Kong than it does a loss of value here in New York. That city’s Causeway Bay now holds the distinction of being the most expensive strip Read More
Since 2010, when Retro Fitness opened its first New York area location in Staten Island, the low-cost fitness center has been making major inroads on the East Coast.
Now boasting six locations within the five boroughs, Retro’s low $19.99-a-month fee has been giving its closest competitor, Planet Fitness, a run for its money.
With a new lease on Avenue Y in Brooklyn signed earlier this month, and a projected 30 locations throughout the five boroughs in the next three years, Jack Terzi, a tenant rep for Retro Fitness and president of the brokerage firm JTRE, reviewed the floor plans of its soon-to-open gym at 1623 Flatbush Avenue with The Commercial Observer and explained why the rapidly expanding company chose to open in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn.
New Jersey-based Retro Fitness has its expansion set on New York.
The fitness gym has inked a deal for a new location in Gravesend at 325 Avenue Y for a 15,000-square-foot center.