Two Columbus Square Anchor Tenants Announce Expansion

NEW YORK— Winick Realty Group, the exclusive leasing team handling the retail at Columbus Square, proudly announced that two of the project’s anchor tenants—Whole Foods and Michael’s Arts & Crafts—are expanding their footprint at the popular mixed-use development in the heart of the Upper West Side.

“It is always an indication that a broker’s vision is correct when the tenants they initially placed want to expand,” Winick Realty Group Director Kelly Gedinsky said in a statement. “Both Whole Foods Wine & Spirits and Michael’s Arts & Crafts have seen such great success since opening at Columbus Square. By expanding their floor plates, they are now able to accommodate the high levels of foot traffic their location demands.”

Gedinsky represents ownership at Columbus Square along with Executive Vice President Lori Shabtai.

Chase Welles of The Shopping Center Group represented Whole Foods, who expanded their Wine & Spirits store with a 2,775-sq.-ft. addition at 808 Columbus Avenue, all on the ground floor. Michael’s Arts & Crafts, also located at 808 Columbus Avenue, took an additional 3,000 sq. ft. of ground floor space and 7,100 sq. ft. in the basement. According to Gedinsky, Michael’s will occupy the last remaining basement space at the property.

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