Fifth Manhattan Westside Market to open in East Village
New York — Representing the landlord, RKF has arranged an 18,817-sq.-ft. lease with family-owned grocer Westside Market at 84 Third Avenue in Manhattan’s East Village. When the new grocery opens next summer, it will become the fifth Westside Market location in Manhattan.
The new Westside Market will span 10,500 sq. ft. on the ground level, with the remaining space in the lower level. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Retail represented the Westside Market in the transaction.
The address 84 Third Avenue is a new nine-story residential development featuring 86 rental units and 90,000 sq. ft. still under construction. Completion is expected early next summer.
Ricky’s NYC tests new markets with Halloween pop-ups
New York — Ricky’s Halloween, backed by Ricky’s NYC, a 23-year-old brand of ultra-hip beauty shops, has leased new pop-up locations for its Halloween retail stores in the Financial District and West Chelsea. The Winick Realty Group represented Ricky’s in those transactions.
Those two leases bring Ricky’s Halloween pop-up locations — which also merchandise products from its year-round stores — to 17.
In the Financial District, Ricky’s has leased a former J&R Records space for four months, which spans two adjacent storefronts at 33 and 34 Park Row between Beekman and Ann Streets and totals 12,000 sq. ft. on three levels. Each individual storefront provides 6,000 sq. ft. on three floors. “This location is ideal for Ricky’s because of the foot traffic and both residential and office density, not to mention the active, exciting future of the Financial District,” said Winick Broker Alex Hill.
Winick also brought Ricky’s to West Chelsea, where the company leased 5,000 sq. ft. of retail space on Tenth Avenue between 27th and 28th Streets. “This emerging market is driven by many attractions that complement the Ricky’s brand such as the High Line, an abundance of art galleries and the new Avenue School that is opening nearby,” said Hill, who also represented landlord Atlantic Development in the transaction. Since opening, this location has become one of Ricky’s top-performing sites.
Stuart Weitzman launching online pop-up shop on Gilt
New York — Upscale footwear brand Stuart Weitzman is partnering with the online shopping destination, Gilt, to launch a digital pop-up shop, created exclusively by Gilt.
The online pop-up will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Stuart Weitzman’s iconic, over-the-knee 5050 boot and feature a 20-piece Anniversary Collection, which includes ten limited-edition styles.