Monday, October 1, 2012

Dollar Plus store opens below million-dollar condos

As we've noted (here and here), the East Side 99¢ shop was moving from East 14th Street to become the first retail tenant in the Copper Building.

And on Saturday, the Dollar Plus store opened here on Avenue B at East 13th Street ... where a handful of the 17 residences top the $1 million mark, according to Streeteasy.


... and last night, with the new sign above the front door...


Early renderings of the building do not show any discount stores in the retail space...


Finding the right retail tenant in upscale housing must be difficult. For instance, a 7-Eleven opened in the ground floor at 52E4 — the 15 stories of condo on the Bowery and East Fourth Street.

Regardless, the Dollar Plus store is a good one.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What alternate universe is THAT Avenue B in?

randall said...

Well that ought to be good for apartment prices.

Anonymous said...

only in EV a high end apartment with a mediation garden and a dollar store

Shawn Chittle said...

Bobby Williams will beat me too it, but a photo of the two worlds (yuppie condo owners and Campos Plaza residents) meeting on the street will be the photo of the year!

Anonymous said...

To me that just embodies the weird dichotomy of living in Alphabet City these days. Who else in the world pays these kind of rents to live a stone's throw away from the projects. When I first got here, not too long ago, Ave's B and C were where you went if you needed to live on the cheap. Nowadays its still a dodgy area only its not cheap. It's quite a bit less interesting now too. You used to be able to see bands or hang out at low key dive bars. To actually want to move here now indicates some kind of mental illness IMO.

Anonymous said...

12:27 anon, not sure how long you've been in the City, however there are also "projects" in the West Village, UES, UWS, Gramercy and a number o fother neighborhoods. Moreover, many folks living in 80/20 rentals 9the "20" part) as well as rent-ctonrolled and stabilized units are people whom would otherwise qualify and live in "the projects". In fact, your neighbor might be paying 1/10 of what you pay in rent. If you are just figuring this out now, welcome to New York.

Jill said...

Right now this is the thing i think of when i need a laugh.

Anonymous said...

The retail space in this building is a privately owned condo unit just like the residential ones. The owner of the unit had an extremely diffilcut time renting it. And the retail occupant had to be approved by the condo board. This rental seems extremely strange and counterintuitive to the inherent value of the units.
This is an excerpt of the listing on StreetEasy: "an exterior of distinct copper-colored aluminum panels which nicely compliment the Zen garden entrance... No expense has been spared – the kitchens are outfitted with granite countertops and high-end appliance packages such as Kohler and Bosch. The bathrooms are complete with stone tiled floors and the best in bathroom finishes from Zuma, Kohler, and Grohe. Many units also have private terraces or balconies. Building amenities include: virtual doorman, sun deck, private storage, fitness center, and a private Zen garden." And now a DollarPlus to where you can purchase the finest enhancements to "your high-end appliance packages."!!!!

Anonymous said...

Me and the dog walked by here this evening, I noted with mild approval that they stocked "Bounty" brand paper towels. (That's the good shit FYI)

Anonymous said...

I love this! Serves them right for that pompous "only the best of everything" crap. Zen gardens and conspicuous consumption don't go together fuckers.