Winick Realty Group, the exclusive leasing team handling the retail at Columbus Square, announced that two of the project’s anchor tenants — Whole Foods and Michael’s Arts & Crafts — are expanding their footprint at the popular mixed-use development in the heart of the Upper West Side.
“It is always an indication that a broker’s vision is correct when the tenants they initially placed want to expand,” said Winick Realty Group director Kelly Gedinsky, who represents ownership at Columbus Square along with executive vice president Lori Shabtai.
“Both Whole Foods Wine & Spirits and Michael’s Arts & Crafts have seen such great success since opening at Columbus Square. By expanding their floor plates, they are now able to accommodate the high levels of foot traffic their location demands.”
Whole Foods expanded their Wine & Spirits store with a 2,775 s/f addition at 808 Columbus Avenue, all on the ground floor.
Michael’s Arts & Crafts, also located at 808 Columbus Avenue, took an additional 3,000 s/f of ground floor space and 7,100 s/f in the basement. According to Gedinsky, Michael’s will occupy the last remaining basement space at the property.
Gedinsky and Shabtai are continuing to lease the remaining retail space at Columbus Square and according to Gedinsky, have seen a lot of activity recently in negotiations with tenants of various use groups.