NYC: Ripe With Urban Retail Possibilities


By Scott Klatsky, director of retail leasing, Time Equities, Inc.

New York City is the world’s retail hub — and within the city are major opportunities for retail expansion.

In fact, Time Equities, Inc., has availabilities all over Manhattan — from Greenwich Village/NYU to Midtown to Upper West Side to Tribeca to Financial District … even Brooklyn Heights.

The highlight of Time Equities’ tour is 712-714 Broadway, just down the block from 770 Broadway where Facebook, the $150+ billion publicly traded mega social networking firm, has expanded its presence to 160,000 sq. ft., and around the corner from 51 Astor Place boasting several major tech players including IBM. This double storefront is located directly across the street from NYU’s urban Greenwich Village campus and nearby Cooper Union. This fabulous location boasts 5,750 sq. ft. on the ground floor complimented by a 4,900-sq.-ft. selling lower level, and is surrounded by a who’s who of retail including the Gap, Ann Taylor Loft, Staples, French Connection, the Major League Baseball ‘Man Cave,’ as well as iconic Village landmarks like Shakespeare & Co adjacent to the north.

The Garment District is rapidly becoming the hottest tourist area in the city. Between Fifth & Sixth Avenues, within the square block of 70 West 36th St., are six national chain hotels drawing in tourists and business travelers alike. And these tourists have to eat, drink and shop … located next to these hotels on West 36th Street is 9,983 sq. ft. of space on three levels.

Further north in Midtown is the world-famous Carnegie Hall and directly across the street is 162 West 56th St. — a fully built deli/restaurant of 1,756 sq. ft.

Tribeca retail availability is hard to come by. 150 Chambers St., newly on the market, boasts over 30 ft. of frontage for its 2,771 sq. ft., and is situated just a block from retail giants like Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, GameStop, and down the block from Borough of Manhattan Community College and McDonalds and around the corner from New York City Hall.

2 Horatio St. is in the West Greenwich Village on Greenwich St., offering 1,513 sq. ft. with over 40 feet of prime frontage. While Broadway is the new home of social media, this location is just steps from Google and Apple!

Downtown Manhattan with all the Wall Street related businesses keeps these two Financial District Locations hopping. 80 Nassau St. features 3,800 sq. ft. on two floors in the heart of the Nassau Pedestrian Mall. 125 Maiden Lane offers 550 sq. ft. in the base of a 300,000-sq.-ft. AA office building as well as a newsstand in the lobby.

Nothing is hotter than Brooklyn right now. In Brooklyn Heights at 161 Remsen St. is 2,200 sq. ft. currently built as a deli with basement storage space, conveniently located across from St Francis College and down the block from the Brooklyn Courts.

Preview all of these locations on TEI-TV at

Scott Klatsky is director of retail leasing for Time Equities, Inc., 212-206-6155.

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BJ’s foundation donates 70 grants to nonprofits


BJ’s Charitable Foundation has donated 70 grants totaling $431,000 to several nonprofit organizations whose goals are to help improve the lives of local residents in the areas surrounding BJ’s Wholesale Clubs.

The funds will go toward healthcare, education, hunger prevention and self-sufficiency.

"We take pride in being able to give back through our foundation," said Jessica Newman, executive director for the BJ’s Charitable Organization. "It’s an important part of our company’s culture to support local non-profit organizations with programs that touch so many people in the communities we serve."

Since its inception in 2005, the BJ’s Charitable Foundation has donated nearly $19 million to more than 2,100 community organizations. All recipients are 501(c) 3 charitable organizations that support services in the regions where BJ’s Wholesale Clubs are located.

Click here for a complete listing of all of the organizations that received grants.


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Retail Store of the Year 2014 Credits


Adidas Originals Collective (in Footaction)
Design/architecture: Big Red Rooster, Columbus, Ohio
Construction: Footaction, New York City
Lighting: Artemide/Voltage, Cincinnati
Fixtures/wallcoverings: G3K Displays, New York City; MDC Wall, New York City; Visual Magnetics, Mendon, Mass.
Flooring: Questmark Flooring, Allentown, Pa.; Bolon/Mats, Stoughton, Mass.

AT&T, Atlanta
Design/architect: Callison, Seattle
General contractor: US Communcations, Alpharetta, Ga.
Digital experiences: MaxMedia, Atlanta
Visual merchandising: The Integer Group, Dallas
Lighting design: Oculus Lighting, Santa Monica, Calif.

American Express Centurion Lounge, Las Vegas
Design: Big Red Rooster, Columbus, Ohio
General contractor: Turner Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio
MEP: Larson Binkley, Kansas City, Miss.
A/V consultant: The Integration Factory, Rockledge, Fla.

Barbour, Chicago
Design/architect: RGLA Solutions, Schiller Park, Ill.
General contractor: Crane Construction, Northbrook, Ill.
Fixtures/millwork: Visplay, London; Vermont Store Fixtures, Danby, Vt.
Environmental graphics: Vision Integrated Graphics, Chicago; Artists Frame Service, Chicago; Fabric Images, Elgin, Ill.
Flooring: Ecore Comme

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Garden City, N.Y.
Design: Infusion, Toronto (digital experiences)
Consultants/partners: Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash.; Samsung; Newton Heights, Mass.; Epicor, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Parametric Sound Corp., Poway, Calif.

Café Barista, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Design: Interbrand Design Forum, Dayton, Ohio
Architect/general contractor: Boris Juarez, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Cannondale, Carle Place, N.Y.
Design/architecture: Bergmeyer Associates, Boston
Construction management: MGAC, New York City
General Contractor: SFV-LLGC, Redford, Mich.
Signage vendor: Image Works, Ashland, Va.
Lighting vendor: Capitol Light, Hartford, Conn.
Fixture contractor: EMI/All State Fabricators, Tampa

David’s Bridal, London
Design: David’s Bridal Design and Construction, Conshohocken, Pa.
Architect: Child Graddon Lewis, London
General contractor: JM Scully, Wimborne, United Kingdom

DFS Wine & Cigars, Macau
Design: rkd retail/iQ, Bangkok, Thailand

FIU Restaurant Management Lab, North Miami, Fla.
Design: Echeverria Design Group, Coral Gables, Fla.
Architect: MC Harry & Associates, Mimai
Kitchen: FCA, Weston, Fla.
Audio/visual: AVI SPI, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Freson Bros. Fresh Market, Stony Plain, Alberta
Design: Shook Kelley, Los Angeles
Architect: Nejmark Architects, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Lighting: Holophane, Granville, Ohio; Amerlux, Fairfield, N.J.; Performance Lighting Systems, Irvine, Calif. (consultant)
Environmental graphics fabricator: Landale Signs, Edmonton, Alberta
Flooring: Mannington, Calhoun, Ga.; Arizona Tile, Tempe, Ariz.; Crossville, Crossville, Tenn.

H-E-B, Austin, Texas
Design: HEB Grocery, San Antonio, Texas
Architectural design: Lake Flato Architects, San Antonio, Texas
Architect of record: Selser Schaefer Architects, Tulsa, Oak.
General contractor: Spaw Glass, San Antonio, Texas
Landscape architecture: Coleman and Associates, Austin, Texas

H&M, New York City
Design: H&M, Copenhagen
Architect of record: Frederick Taylor Associates, White Plains, N.Y.
General contractor: JT Magen, New York City
Media consultant: R/GA, New York City
Audio consultant: Digitron, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Lighting consultant: Levy Lighting, New York City; dpa, Banbury, United Kingdom

Hyper-Mart, Xiangtan, China
Design: rkd retail/iQ, Bangkok, Thailand

JaBistro, Toronto
Design:Dialogue 38, Toronto
General contractor: HS Construction, Toronto

Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select, Las Vegas
Design: Fitch, Columbus, Ohio

Jockey Bra, Schaumburg, Ill.
Design/architect: JGA, Southfield, Mich.
General contractor: Lakeview Construction, Pleasant Prairie, Wis.
Lighting designers: Lighting Management, Sloatsburg, N.Y.
Fixtures/millwork: Retail Fixture, Racine, Wis.
Floors: Ciot, Troy, Mich.; Milliken Carpet, Spartanburg, S.C.

Kid’s Cavern, Macau, China
Design/architecture: Callison, Seattle
Local architect: Spark Design/Aedas, Hong Kong
General contractor: Parsons Brinckerhoff, Hong Kong
Lighting design: Hennessey Lighting, Portland, Ore.

Kung Pao Wok, Richmond, British Columbia
Design: Dialogue 38, Toronto
Architect: Urban Design Group Architects Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia
General Contractor: Flaming Wok International Inc., Vancouver, British Columbis

Lord & Taylor, Boca Raton, Fla.
Design: HBC Planning & Design, New York City
Architect: BHDP, Cincinnati
Construction: Turner Construction Company, Miami
Lighting: 37 Volts, Cincinnati

Lord & Taylor, New York City
Design: HBC Planning & Design, New York City
Architect: Highland Associates, New York City
Construction: Turner Construction Company, New York City
Lighting: LMI, Pomona, N.Y., Specialty Lighting Group, Centerbrook, Conn.

Liverpool, Boca del Rio, Veracruz (Mexico)
Design: FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati
General contractors: Proyectos, Col. Lomas Altas, Mexico; Vialdi, Iztapalapa

Mabury, Dubai
Design: Brand Creative, Dubai

My Goods, Denver
Design: King Retail Solutions, Eugene, Ore.
Architecture: Galloway, Greenwood Village, Col.
Wall treatment: Eldorado Stone, San Marcos, Calif.
LED lighting programming: Traxon, New York City
Wall and flooring tile: Daltile, Portland, Ore.

New Generation, Toronto
Design: Dialogue 38, Toronto
General Contractor: Global Construction, Toronto

Nike, Seattle
Design: Nike, Beaverton, Ohio
Architect: TVA Architects, Portland, Ore.
General contractor: Trinity Building + Construction Management, Wilmington, Mass.

Papa Murphy’s, Austin, Texas
Design: Tesser, San Francisco

Pirch, Los Angeles
Design: Fitch, Columbus, Ohio
General contractor: Burke Construction Group, Las Vegas
Lighting: Oculus Light Studio, Santa Monica, Calif.
Kitchen consultant: W. West Equipment, Denver
Specifications: Spectra Consulting, Tempe, Arizona

Real Madrid Official Store, Madrid
Design: sanzpont (arquitectura), Barcelona
General contractor: CYC Construcciones

Sperry Top-Sider, Natick, Mass.
Design/architect: Callison, Seattle
Fixtures/flooring/ceiling/general contractor: idX Corp., Earth City, Mo.
Lighting design: Oculus Light Studio, Santa Monica, Calif.

Sterling Bank, Portland, Ore.
Design/architect/visual merchandising & procurement: Callison, Seattle
General contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis, Portland
Lighting design: Oculus Light Studio, Santa Monica, Calif.
Fixtures and casework: idX Corp., Earth City, Mo.
Flooring: Bentley Prince Street, City of Industry, Calif.; Devereux International, Seattle
Large scale graphic: Infinity Images, Portland, Ore.

Starbucks, Montreal
Design/architect: Aefifica, Montreal
General contractor: JCB Entrepreneurs Generaux, Brossard, Quebec
Millwork: Canada’s Best, Toronto
Lighting: Franklin Empire, Toronto
Signage: Pattison Signage, Toronto

The Red Door
Design: TPG Architecture, New York City
Expeditors: Outsource Consultants, New York City
Audio/visual: Custom Media Environments, Hicksville, N.Y.
Signage: Broadway National, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Construction: Marlboro Group International, New York City
Lighting designer: Lighting Elysium, Pomona, New York
Lighting: Masiero Lighting, Forest Hills, N.Y.; Jonathan Adler, N.Y.
Cement tile: Mosaic House, N.Y.

Virginia Tile, Chicago
Design: JGA, Southfield, Mich.
Architect of record: RC Bowman Architecture, Forest Park, Ill.
General contractor: Krusinski Construction Company, Oak Brook, Ill.
Lighting designers: Lighting Management, Tuxedo, N.Y.
Fixtures: M-Coy Group, Parma, Ohio
Floors: Advanced Floor Products, Provo, Utah; JJ/Invision, Dalton, Ga.
Slat wall: Megawall, Comstock Park, Mich.
Wall covering: Forbo, Hazelton, Pa.

Timberland, New York City
Design: Leonard Ostroff Design Associates, Montreal
Architect: Sargenti Architects, Paramus, N.J.
General contractor: Rectenwald Brothers Construction, Cranberry Township, Pa.
Wood floor/joists: Pioneer Millworks, Farmington, N.U.
Wood fixtures: Vermont Store Fixtures, Danby, Vt.
Metal fixtures: Serge Cantin, St. Laurent, Quebec
Salvage fixtures: Cleveland Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Volcom, New York
Design: Interbrand Design Forum, Dayton, Ohio
Architect: Cleanroom Inc., Los Angeles

Walgreens, Evanston, Ill.
Architect of record: Camburas & Theodore, Des Plaines, Ill.
General contractor: Osman Construction, Chicago
Commissioning agent: Cyclone Energy Group, Chicago
Building controls system: Trane, Chicago
Solar energy provider: SoCore Energy, Chicago
MEP engineers/LEED consultants: WMA Consulting Engineers, Chicago

Walgreens, Boston
Design/architect: HPA Design, Westwood, Mass.
General contractor: Shawmut Design & Construction, Boston
Fixtures: Premier EuroCase, Denver
Flooring: Nasco Flooring, Waverly, N.Y.; Mid-America Tile, Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Lighting: Cooper Lighting; Holophane, Granville, Ohio

White House | Black Market, Toronto
Design: Chico’s FAS, Fort Meyers, Fla.


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