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Mom’s the word as Ann Taylor opens a Columbus Square store

The retail at Columbus Square will soon be home to a new location for popular women’s clothing store Ann Taylor Loft.

Winick Realty Group broker Kelly Gedinsky announced the long-term lease at 795 Columbus Avenue, between 89th and 99th Streets, which completes leasing activity at the building. “As the retail component at Columbus Square has been filling up, we are finding more female-oriented tenants expressing interest in the project,” said Gedinsky.

Kelly Gedinksy

“This may be due in part to the schools on the property, as you see many mothers walking through, congregating at Whole Foods and frequenting stores like Sephora and the soon-to-open European Wax Center.”

Ann Taylor Loft will be the first non-big-box clothing store at Columbus Square when it opens in the third quarter of 2014. The brand will occupy 4,231 s/f of ground floor space.

“The retail at Columbus Square has become a destination not only for residents of the project but also for residents of the neighborhood,” Gedinsky said. “It’s a one-stop shop with so many family-oriented retailers that it is a natural fit for a brand like Ann Taylor Loft to want to be a part of the Columbus Square tenant mix.”

Gedinsky represented ownership along with Winick Realty Group broker Charles Rapuano. Ann Taylor Loft was represented by Joanne Podell and Ian Lerner of Cushman & Wakefield.

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