New York — Warby Parker, the hip eyeglass brand, has leased the iconic retail space on the southeast corner of the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 82nd Street in the Upper East Side.
Winick Realty Group represented the landlord Samy Mahfar of SMA Equities in the transaction. Thor High Street Advisors represented Warby Parker.
The location, which will be the brand’s third in Manhattan, consists of a 1,600-sq.-ft. ground floor and approximately 600 sq. ft. each on the mezzanine and in the basement. The property’s striking features include cathedral-style 20-foot ceilings, spectacular 20-foot arched windows and 115 feet of wraparound frontage.
Working hand-in-hand with Mahfar, Warby Parker restored and revitalized the century-old storefront, focusing on every detail from the interior moldings to the original terrazzo floors from the early 1900s.