By Holly Dutton
Two retail spaces on Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side are up for grabs, and leasing agents are looking for the perfect fit for the family-friendly and health-conscious area.
Ross Kaplan and Stu Morden with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Retail are the exclusive leasing agents for the two spaces at 341-345 Amsterdam Avenue, a residential building on the corner of 76th Street and Amsterdam that contains three retail storefronts. The third retail space was recently taken by salad chain Chop’t, which signed a lease for the 2,500 s/f space last week. Asking rents were $175 psf for that space, but not for the remaining two spots, according to NGKF.
One of the two spaces is a corner unit with 1,200 s/f and a 400 s/f basement, as well as 40 feet of wraparound street frontage. The other space is 1,450 s/f with a 300 s/f basement and 25 feet of street frontage. Kaplan said average retail rents in the area range from $150 to $225 psf.
“This is sort of a prime Upper West Side location, a lot of families around, PS 87 is around there corner, there’s the JCC,” said Kaplan. “It’s a neighborhood spot, so we’re targeting children’s clothing (retailers) or maybe not a Lululemon, but something like that.”
Related’s luxury condo building The Harrison is across the street from the retail spaces, as well as Pure Yoga, high-profile gym chain Equinox, Soul Cycle and Giggle, a children’s clothing store. The spaces are four blocks from the 72nd Street subway station, and there are five schools within a three-block radius.
“It’s has gotten a lot of interest,” said Kaplan of the spaces. “It’s out there that Chop’t has signed there, so that’s given us attention to the space.”