Whole Foods on the Upper East Side via Flickr
New York City is getting another Whole Foods Market. The specialty supermarket chain will open a new location on the ground floor of 63 Madison Avenue, an office tower in Nomad. The lease includes 50,000 square feet on the second level and 10,000 square feet at street level, as the New York Post first reported.
Rendering courtesy of Neoscape
The revamp of the 871,000-square-foot tower, owned by Jamestown, Loeb Partners, and George Comfort & Sons, includes a new office lobby, private outdoor space for tenants, and the new retail space on the first and second floors.
“An innovative brand like Whole Foods Market is an ideal fit for the cutting-edge retail environment we are creating at 63 Madison Avenue,” Peter Duncan, the president of George Comfort said in a press release. “Whole Foods will benefit from strong foot traffic and visibility while our tenants, along with those who live and work nearby, will enjoy having such a high-quality retailer join the neighborhood.”
Last October, the Real Deal reported that Facebook was looking to lease the entire building at 63 Madison Avenue. But no deal was reached, and the tech company is now reportedly close to securing office space at Hudson Yards.
Two years ago, Amazon bought Whole Foods for roughly $14 billion. Since then, the chain has expanded, adding roughly 30 stores across the country, including a 365 store in Downtown Brooklyn and a convenient grab-and-go option in Chelsea. The company also launched same-day delivery last summer in Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan, promising Amazon Prime members groceries in under two hours.
[Via New York Post]
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