Developer calls for small business in Columbus Square

A developer says T.J. Maxx and Whole Foods could use new neighbors. But surrounding small businesses say they’re not convinced.

Winick Realty Group, the company responsible for leasing in the Columbus Square development on Columbus Avenue from 97th to 100th streets, announced last week that they want to bring locally-owned businesses into the smaller spaces in the development. The superblock is marked by chain stores, including Whole Foods and Sephora.

“We now look forward to putting the whipped cream and cherry on top with the smaller retail and complete this project,” Winick’s executive vice president Lori Shabtai said in a press release.

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