UBS Realty Investors is the new owner of 19-23 St. Mark's Place, the 8-story retail-residential complex between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.
Cape Advisors sold the property for $34 million, according to @TradedNY.
The building features 41 residential units, five retail spaces and a sidewalk bridge dating back at least five years.
[Photo yesterday by Steven]
Most recently, Teso Life, a Japanese variety store, signed a lease for the former St. Mark's Market, which closed here this past October after 16 years in business. A restaurant called CheLi is in the works for the upper retail level.
The address has a long history. As Off the Grid noted:
The buildings at 19-23 St. Mark’s Place are an excellent example of how the East Village has changed over time from a wealthy merchants neighborhood to a landing spot for immigrants, to the launch pad for numerous counterculture and artistic movements. Where else would one find a building which had been townhouses for wealthy families, a ballroom, a gangster hangout, a Polish wedding chapel, and a performance venue with the Velvet Underground as the house band?
In the early 2000s, a developer gutted the space, added a new façade as well as a few floors that look as if they blew in from the Hamptons. The developer also created the mall-friendly retail spaces, whose tenants have included a Chipotle and CBGB gift shop.
[EVG photo from 2008]
The building also features the $18,000-per-month unit, which Daniel Craig was said to be renting at one point.
Previously on EV Grieve:
St. Mark's Market is dead