Whole Foods is coming to NoMad, where the supermarket will be taking 60,000 s/f of space at 63 Madison Avenue (also known as 28 East 28th Street.)
The now Amazon-owned food retailer will be using 10,000 s/f on the ground floor, plus an additional 50,000 s/f across the entire second floor. The store will have 190 feet of retail frontage along the corner office tower.
The building’s owners George Comfort & Sons, Inc., and its partners, Jamestown and Loeb Partners Realty, arranged the lease in-house by Peter S. Duncan, Matt Coudert and Alex Bermingham. Chase Welles and Jacqueline Klinger of SCG Retail represented the tenant.
“An innovative brand like Whole Foods Market is an ideal fit for the cutting-edge retail environment we are creating at 63 Madison Avenue,” said George Comfort & Sons President and CEO Peter S. Duncan. “Whole Foods will benefit from strong foot traffic and visibility while our tenants, along with those who live and work nearby, will enjoy having such a high-quality retailer join the neighborhood.”
The owners have been renovating the building, including an expansion of the first and second floors to create a retail “glass box.” Additional improvements include a new office lobby designed by Studios and the creation of private outdoor spaces for the tenants on the upper floors of the office building.
Whole Foods Market currently operates over 500 stores across 12 regions in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.