[Image via Massey Knakal]
The Benchmark Real Estate Group picked up the 12-story residential building with retail space on the southeast corner of Third Avenue and East 11th Street late last year for a whopping $57 million.
The developers are currently gut renovating the building, now called Eleventh and Third, upgrading the space to luxury apartments that will fetch more than $10K a month for two bedrooms.
Now the retail space — three separate spaces encompassing 15,000 square feet — is on the market with an asking price of $25.5 million.
Here are details from the Massey Knakal listing:
The plans call for the existing lobby space to be moved further east along 11th Street which will allow the current lobby to be incorporated into the corner retail space upon vacancy, thus increasing the most valuable Third Avenue ground floor retail footage by approximately 1,314 square feet. Upon M2M vacating and the implementation of the proposed strategy, there is potential to instantly double the asset’s net operating income.
Currently, 2 of the spaces are occupied by locally anchored tenants The Smith, a casual and lively American brasserie with three locations in NYC, and M2M, the area’s convenient grocery store. The Smith currently occupies approximately 3,886 SF above grade and pays $496,500 annually equating to approximately $127 psf. M2M currently occupies the corner space which totals approximately 3,266 SF above grade paying approximately $352,315 annually equating to approximately $108 psf.
These leases expire in 2027 and 2017 respectively with no further extension options or renewals for either tenant. The remaining unit, with frontage on East 11th Street, will be delivered vacant at the time of sale.
So M2M or The Smith aren't going anywhere for a few years. But they will have to vacate upon the end of their respective leases. That third storefront is already vacant. NY Copy & Printing moved to East Seventh Street after 22 years on East 11th Street.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Someone actually paid $57 million for this East Village building
Reimagining this 12-story East Village building, now on the market
NY Copy & Printing forced out of longtime E. 11th St. home, opening second location on E. 7th St.
Rebranded 'Eleventh and Third' will have rentals upwards of $10k