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Chelsea Seventh Lands Wellness Studio, Pet Shop and Coffee Roaster


A pet shop, coffee roaster and a new wellness studio plan to open up on the ground floor of a Chelsea condominium, Commercial Observer has learned.

Mind Body Project, East One Coffee Roasters and Pet Central inked deals to take space at the six-story Chelsea Seventh condominium at 170 West 23rd Street between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue, bringing the property to full occupancy, according to owner Jack Resnick & Sons.

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A Resnick spokesman declined to provide the asking rents in the deal, but CO previously reported that asking rents range from $125 to $150 per square foot in the building.

In the largest deal, new wellness, yoga and meditation studio Mind Body Project signed a 10-year lease for 3,780 square feet, taking over the former OMG Jeans storefront on the Seventh Avenue side of the building, brokers on the deal said. Mind Body Project plans to open in the fall.

The Brooklyn-based East One Coffee Roasters signed a long-term lease for 1,700 square feet—taking over the storefront previously occupied by Spa Belles—to open its third location in the late summer, according to Resnick. Pet supply shop Pet Central also inked a long-term deal for a 1,600-square-foot outpost set to open in the summer.

“Despite this challenging retail market, we are proud to be able to fully activate and further enliven this important section of Chelsea, while providing an array of services that cater directly to the needs of its residents, workers and visitors,” Jonathan Resnick, the president of Jack Resnick & Sons, said in a statement.

Resnick handled the deals in-house via Brett Greenberg and Fran Delgorio along with Cushman & Wakefield (CWK)’s Joanne Podell and Matthew Ball. C&W’s Michael Azarian represented Mind Body Project, T.J. Russo of Orsid Realty Corp. brokered it for Pet Central and Joe Robinson of Flagship Realty Advisors worked on it for East One Coffee.

A spokeswoman for C&W declined to comment. Russo did not immediately respond to a request for comment and Robinson could not immediately be reached.