Lease Beat

Just Salad Opening First UWS Location

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Fast-casual chain Just Salad is opening its 16th location with its first Upper West Side eatery, Commercial Observer has learned.

“Just Salad had been looking to open on the Upper West Side for a long time,” said Charles Rapuano of Winick Realty Group in a prepared statement. “This location was perfect for them with the foot traffic from the 72nd Street subway station, the commercial activity in the area and the health-conscious residential population that frequents the nearby yoga studios, Equinox and Soul Cycle locations.” Read More

On the Market

Brodsky Organization Announces Retail Space Availability at 1156 Madison Avenue

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The Brodsky Organization has announced the availability of 3,000 square feet of ground-level retail space at 1156 Madison Avenue, between 85th and 86th Streets, Commercial Observer has learned.

Asking rent for the space, which includes an additional 1,300-square-foot cellar is $450 per square foot, according to Alexander Brodsky, a principal of the Brodsky Organization, who is handling the leasing assignment. The space will be available October 1. Read More

Lease Beat

The Yard Brings 157 Columbus Avenue to Full Occupancy

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The Yard has signed a long-term lease at The Brodsky Organization’s 157 Columbus Avenue, bringing the building to full occupancy after a renovation first reported in Commercial Observer paved the way.

The coworking space provider will occupy 28,638 square feet on the entire fourth and fifth floors, and the lease follows four tenants that recently completed transactions that followed the renovation: Fusion Learning leased 14,319 square feet, CrossFit leased 11,116 square feet, Citi Habitats leased 8,335 square feet and Quinlan Development leased 5,984 square feet. Read More

Renovation and Repositioning

Brodsky to Renovate 157 Columbus Avenue Following Disney Departure

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The Brodsky Organization is renovating and repositioning 157 Columbus Avenue following the departure of longtime tenant Walt Disney Co., The Commercial Observer has learned.

The renovation is the first at the Upper West Side office building since it was built 30 years ago, in 1983 – the same year Walt Disney signed its lease there.

Ownership hired architecture firm Davis Brody Bond LLP to design the new lobby, elevator cabs, bathrooms, and upgraded building infrastructure, while a team from Cushman & Wakefield will resume its leasing efforts on the roughly 70,000 square feet of available space after the renovations, expected to conclude this summer, are complete. Read More