Foot Traffic Draws Thrift Shop Uptown

Date Published: 
Jun 22, 2016

Housing Works Thrift Shops has signed a lease at 1222 Second Avenue in Manhattan. Located at the Northeast corner of 64th Street on the Upper East Side, Housing Works will occupy 2,034 square feet on the ground floor with a ten year term. The asking rent for the space was $110 per square foot.

There currently are 12 Housing Works Thrift Shops in Manhattan and Brooklyn, selling donated designer, vintage and contemporary fashion, furniture, art and collectibles to stylish bargain hunters. The proceeds, 100%, fund their fight to end AIDS and homelessness.

The prime Second Avenue corner location filled a gap in the market for Housing Works. They were drawn to the heavy foot traffic generated by nearby hospitals, schools and residents alike. The dense, affluent residential population is also projected to provide ample donations to the charitable thrift store.

Sean Philipps, of Zelnik & Company, represented Housing Works. Mark Tergesen and Dean Valentino, of ABS Partners, represented the Landlord.

Formerly home to Furry Paws, Housing Works is slated to open this fall.

Real Estate Weekly