Few retail developments have generated as much buzz and rumors as the Leader House, a condo building on Columbus Avenue between 92nd and 93rd streets with a large new two-story retail space. So far a Party City has opened on the 92nd street corner, but there are several more retail spaces whose tenants have not yet been revealed (if they’ve even signed leases).
Over the past months, we’ve heard a ton of rumors and questions about these spaces: people have told us there will be a Trader Joe’s, a Bed, Bath & Beyond and even a Planned Parenthood office in the spaces. That first rumor is unsubstantiated (Trader Joe’s never talks) and the other two have so far been squashed by insiders.
But now a new press release from McGowan Builders, the contractor that completed the development, offers some more juicy hints about what’s coming. Unfortunately, the release is just vague enough to keep us guessing.
“The new space has been well received by the nretail* tenants. New leases are signed or in negotiation by destination retailers, special education schools, health clubs and restaurants.”
And that’s all the detail they give… Restaurants? Health clubs? Schools? “Destination” retailers? Oh, please, stop the suspense!
*nretail appears to be a typo in the release.