The Starbucks on 67th Street and Columbus Avenue that closed last year has a sign up for a new tenant, and it’s not a bank or a major multinational corporation. It’s a “natural wellness” store called Saje.
It’s not clear if they paid the full $140,550 monthly asking rent. The Starbucks closure caused high anxiety about the state of local retail, and even prompted Tony Danza to call the mayor.
Saje, which calls itself Canada’s “number one retailer in health and beauty,” was started by a husband and wife team in 1992. It announced its expansion to the U.S. says last year, opening its first shops in Los Angeles.
Saje was it will open the store on Columbus Avenue in the summer. It has items for all sorts of ailments of the body and mind, from a “gutzy soothing belly massage blend” for your aching midsection, to a “soothing oil blend” for your stressed-out brain.
They also sell a “pocket farmacy” with several kinds of treatments that you can literally stuff in your pocket.
Thanks to our ace tipster and photographer Tom for the info.