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Westside Market Plans to Open Fifth Location

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Westside Market has signed a deal for its fifth location in Manhattan.

The family-owned grocery store will take a 18,817-square-foot space at the base of 84 Third Avenue, currently being redeveloped by YYY Third Avenue LLC. The grocery store’s space spans 10,500 square feet on the ground floor, with the remaining 8,317 square feet situated on the lower Read More

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Preschool Signs West Village Lease

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The Mandell School has signed a long-term lease for 10,000 square feet at The Archive at 154 Christopher Street in the West Village, it was announced today. Asking rents for the space were not disclosed.

The West Village location, home to Mandell’s third preschool, will open in September 2013 and hold classes for two- to four-year olds. A Lincoln Center preschool opened in September 2012, joining The Mandell School’s original location on the Upper West Side.

The Archive, a 10-story luxury residential building owned by Rockrose, is reminiscent of Mandell’s Upper West Side location, according to Lindsay Ornstein, principal at Transwestern, who represented the tenant in the transaction. “The building is magnificent with large, arched windows and lot of pre-war character,” Ms. Ornstein said. Read More

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Brooklyn Fixture Khim’s Millennium Market Coming to Downtown Brooklyn High-Rise

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Khim’s Millennium Market – until now a fixture only in Williamsburg – has signed on to occupy the ground floor retail space at the base of Brooklyn’s tallest residential building, The Brooklyner at 111 Lawrence Street, The Commercial Observer has learned.

The organic grocery inked the deal for the roughly 7,000 square feet of space and roughly 70 feet of frontage with Equity Residential following an intensive polling and vetting process by the building manager to find the right tenant, brokers involved with the deal said. Read More