Whole Foods has scored its first Manhattan location above 59th Street. The store signed for 57,000 square feet as anchor retail tenant in 808 Columbus Ave. at 100th Street, the new 30-story apartment tower being developed next to the Park West Village complex by Stellar Management.
Winick Realty CEO Jeffrey Winick and his firm’s Lori Shabtai represented Stellar; Northwest Atlantic Partners’ Chase Welles repped Whole Foods.
Winick said leases are out on 156,000 more square feet of retail. Although there has been some neighborhood griping over the tower’s height, “Whole Foods is going to change the whole area” for the better, Winick predicted.
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