Target Puts up Signage for its New Essex Crossing Store, Opening this Summer

Posted on: March 15th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

It was around this time last year that Target announced its new small-format store at Essex Crossing. Now that The Rollins (aka Site 5) is operational on Grand Street, the first sign of its arrival is here.

The window dressing appeared yesterday afternoon with an employment advert seeking help. The new Target, which occupies 22,500 square-feet on the second floor of 145 Clinton Street, is expected to open this summer. It shares the commercial floor area with a Trader Joe’s that may or may not come to fruition. Despite the lack of visible progress on that front, Essex Crossing spokesperson James Yolles assures us that the gourmet grocer is on the same timetable. (You’ll recall that there had been ambiguity and mixed messages regarding the fate of Trader Joe’s.)

The building at Site 5, designed by the firm Beyer Blinder Belle, also boasts 211 rental units (half affordable) up above, a potential school facility, and public park on the Broome Street perimeter. Leasing for the apartments went live two weeks ago and is unaffordable, despite the net-effective free month of rent – studios start at $2,945 per month; one-bedrooms at $3,855 per month; two-bedrooms at $5,400 per month; and three-bedrooms at $7,295 per month. The affordable stock starts at a bottom-dollar $519 per month.

Recent Stories

Entrance to Broadway Lafayette Goes Under the Knife (Again)

One of four main entrances to the Broadway-Lafayette subway station just (partially) closed for an extended period. The shutter, albeit temporary, is the second time for this particular stairwell in the two years since development began at the southwest corner of Lafayette and East Houston. A large sign on the sub-level landing announces the closure […]

An Elon Musk Space on Rivington Street?

Until 106 Rivington Street fulfills its destiny as the next Hell Square nightspot, this. A tunnel construction company? A tipster was out front last night and snapped a few photos before security stepped in. Below a “boring” neon sign, the sparse space is occupied by something called The Boring New York Company. There is a […]

Man Repeatedly Slashed on Rivington Street Yesterday Morning

When someone asks you if you’re a gang member, just keep walking… Early yesterday morning, at around 5am, a man was slashed across the torso near the corner of Rivington and Ridge Streets. Police said that two assailants, male and female, approached another guy and asked if he was a gang member. When the victim […]

My Time Recording the Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley During his Lower East Side Years

Beloved Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley passed away of a suspected heart attack last week (December 6). Ken Lockie, singer-songwriter and sometime collaborator with John (Rotten) Lydon of Public Image Ltd., fondly recalls his time behind the board with Shelley thirty years ago in Williamsburg and on the Lower East Side. Pete Shelley was a charming, likable, […]

Cristin Tierney Gallery Takes Space on the Bowery

The decade-running trend of Chelsea gallery refugees quartering on the Lower East Side continues with news of another. The Cristin Tierney gallery just signed a lease to take over 219 Bowery. It sits one store south of the Camper Lab concept shop, both of which formerly comprised the Chair Up restaurant supplier. Tierney, who had […]