Boost Mobile Opens Kiosk at Old Sneak Jeans Store on Delancey Street

Posted on: March 28th, 2016 at 10:23 am by
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Another wireless carrier just debuted down by the Williamsburg Bridge. Boost Mobile joins newcomer Cricket – its competitor – in the one-story strip of commercial retail (which itself sits across the street from T-Mobile) at Delancey and Clinton Streets. Walk by any given day, and you’ll hear prerecorded messages shouting phone deals to passersby.

This new Boost outpost takes the space previously occupied by Sneak Jeans. That old-school business shuttered this past October after three decades in business. The threads shop first opened in 1986. Its original marquee – exposed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy – was similarly deposed shortly after the new tenant came in.

Consider this another case of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. 156-164 Delancey Street is pretty much operating on borrowed time. The property has been on the open market for exactly one year. Price sought remains $16.5 million, a nearly threefold increase in what Ashkenazy Investments paid three years ago. Our best guess as to what’s happening here is that the landlord seeks short-term leases with early-termination clauses. That way they can boot the retail once a buyer comes along.

The remaining long-term tenants here are Get Set sneaker store, Happy Wok, and Taj Gold.

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Sneak jeans, February 2015

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