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Two-Story Shops at 330-332 Grand Street Sell for $6M, Demolition and Redevelopment Imminent

Posted August 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Back in April, we noticed some unusual activity happening at 330-332 Grand Street. The roll-down gates for all five commercial units were hoisted, and the sidewalk flaps to the cellar opened. This could only mean one thing – imminent changing of the guard. And that’s exactly what happened. According to public records, the holdout two-story […]

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Languishing on the Market, Another Brokerage Tries to Pitch Retail at the Bowery ‘Bunker’

Posted October 25, 2016 at 9:43 am

Here we are again. A year-and-a-half after the Green Depot vacated 222 Bowery, the former environmentally-concious hardware store remains a decrepit dormancy. Just look inside. There is now a collection of toilet bowls, random bags of concrete, and other construction sundries. But nothing is happening. Except that a new brokerage is trying again to sell […]

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American Apparel’s ‘SoHo Factory Outlet’ Space is up for Grabs

Posted October 7, 2015 at 5:10 am

It’s a rough week for American Apparel. The once-controversial, “Made-in-Downtown LA” clothing company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday morning. This bankruptcy protection deal reached enables American Apparel to both keep manufacturing in Los Angeles and its 130 stateside stores open. Here in the city, however, American Apparel had already given up on its 73rd […]

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Urgent Care Center to Open in Sleepy’s Mattress Space on Delancey

Last modified March 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Back in August, we filed a report on the closure of the Sleepy’s mattress outpost at 138 Delancey (formerly Ratner’s). The shutter lasted only until Labor Day, though, when the store reopened to capitalize on holiday sales. It would remain in business for the next six months, with the RKF leasing sign hanging in the […]

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The Former Chase Bank on Delancey Now Leasing; All Uses Considered

Posted May 19, 2014 at 10:10 am

The Gagosian Gallery has dibs on 104 Delancey through the end of the week (May 23) with its popular Urs Fischer sculpture installation. Thereafter, the retail space will fall back into a period of dormancy and decay. Old habits die hard. Ever since Chase Bank brass decided to close the redundant location at Delancey and […]

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‘Chair-Up’ Restaurant Supply Space on the Bowery is Now for Rent

Posted December 30, 2013 at 6:08 am

219-221 Bowery is but one property in a portfolio of eleven Bowery buildings that sold for an astonishing $62 million last June. At the time, we knew the transaction pretty much spelled curtains for 15-year-old Chair-Up. With Milestone Equities as the new boss (they own the Dr. Jay’s streetwear empire), there was no way in […]

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Another Bargain Leather Vendor Is Departing Orchard Street

Posted November 20, 2013 at 6:10 am

The endangered species of Orchard Street leather vendors is poised to lose yet another. Bye bye bargain district … or whatever sliver was left of it. 131 Orchard now carries the proverbial target on its storefront. RKF leasing signage (giving Misrahi a run for their money?) hangs above the entrance to M.S. Fashions. The leather […]

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250 Bowery Embraces the Street for Its New Ground Level Leasing Signage

Posted November 12, 2013 at 6:04 am

RKF is certainly trying its darndest to lease out the enormous ground level of 250 Bowery, currently owned by Tri Star Capital’s David Edelstein. Simple signs just won’t do. So the latest tactic is resorting to an embrace of street culture to sell the space. Over the weekend, the brokerage pasted up this vinyl banner […]

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Boutique Hotel at 119 Orchard Reaches 10 Stories; Ground Space Already for Rent

Last modified November 7, 2013 at 7:52 am

The 16-key boutique hotel at 119 Orchard Street is nowhere near completion, but that’s not stopping RKF from pitching the ground level real estate. Just as the truck-bound cranes installed some skyscraping ironwork, subtle leasing signage also made an appearance. Both the below-grade ground level and basement, collectively 3,646 square-feet, are up for grabs. Let’s […]

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Hawaii Restaurant Equipment at 262 Bowery Folds, Now for Lease

Posted October 30, 2013 at 6:04 am

The massive 11-building Bowery portfolio snatched up for $62 million over the summer claimed its first commercial victim. Not surprisingly, it’s a longtime restaurant supply company. Hawaii Restaurant Equipment officially threw in the towel. Now the property sits on the open market, while the year-old gate mural of the Attias clan (the owners) remains behind as […]

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