Winick Realty Group Leases Prime Upper East Side Storefront to Goodwill
Goodwill Industries, which operates 41 stores throughout New York and New Jersey, signed a lease for a new location at 1114 First Avenue in the heart of the Upper East Side.
“There was a lot of activity on this retail space and we had a lot of offers,” said Winick Realty Group Executive Vice President Darrell Rubens, “but ownership and the brokers felt that a Goodwill store would do great at this location and be a great way to give back to the community. It was a decision tha all parties involved could feel good about.”
Rubens represented the landlord Himmel + Meringoff Properties in the lease transaction along with Winick Realty Group Executive Vice President Lee Block, Associate Director Matthew Schuss and David Cohen, who represented ownership in-house. Michael Kadosh of CBRE represented Goodwill Industries.
“With a long history of serving New York City and sourcnig funding from its numerous locations around town, Goodwill has developed a reputation as a great neighbor, and we felt very good about bringing them into our property on the Upper East Side at 1114 First Avenue,” commented Leslie W. Himmel, co-managing partner of Himmel + Meringoff Properties. “We’re confident this well-proportioned and strong visibility space will provide them wih the foot traffic they’re looking for to help grow public support for their important mission.”
Formerly home to Hartstrings, the new Goodwill storefront will encompass 3,800 square feet on the ground floor and an additional 2,000 square feet in the lower level. Located on the Northeast corner of East 61st Street, the location offers Goodwill a lot of exposure to area residents, commuters and shoppers.
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