Columbia Hires Winick Team to Market Rare Retail Space Near Seinfeld Diner
Billy Gray March 12, 2013, 7:45 a.m.
Columbia University has hired a team from Winick Realty Group to market 1,690 square feet of retail space at 2884 Broadway, The Commercial Observer has learned.
Winick Executive Vice President Kenneth Hochhauser, Director Michael Gleicher and associate David Lawford will represent the Ivy League University as it seeks a retail tenant to replace Card-O-Matic, a stationery and novelty shop. The lot, with 1,240 square feet of ground floor and 450 square feet of basement space, is on Broadway between 112th and 113th Streets, near the campus’s main entrance gate.
It’s also two doors down from Tom’s Restaurant, the greasy spoon made famous when Seinfeld used its wraparound neon sign in exterior shots.
Columbia’s retail real estate rarely becomes available, making this a noteworthy assignment for Winick and a compelling opportunity for tenants. “It is a privilege for us to be able to represent such a great institution as they seek out another stand-out tenant to serve the needs of their community,” Mr. Gleicher said in a statement.
Representatives from Columbia and Winick declined to comment further.