Upscale French fashion is about to replace a longtime burrito joint on the corner of Columbus Avenue and 71st street. Harry’s Burritos, which closed in December, will be replaced later this year by IRO, a clothing store, according to the Commercial Observer.
“Paris-based IRO has inked a 10-year lease with the owner of 241 Columbus Avenue for 1,560 square feet on the first two floors of the building. The deal includes 860 square feet on the ground floor and 700 square feet on the lower level.”
The asking price was $600 per square foot. The store is set to open in September. As rents have risen, several other Columbus Avenue food businesses have been replaced by clothing stores in the past couple of years, including Emerald Inn (replaced by Kate Spade) and China Fun (replaced by Vince).
Check out the fashion here. And if you meet any of their models, ask them why they’re not allowed to smile in the pictures. You’re wearing an $800 jacket, be happy!