We were just informed that Target has signed another lease on the Upper West Side … this time at 795 Columbus Ave, at the corner of 98th Street; this is part of the Columbus Square complex. We’ve received this news from our tipster, ‘Upper West Sider,’ and it was first reported on pincusco.com.
Modell’s was the last occupant at 795 Columbus Avenue. Earlier this year, the sporting goods company announced that 17 locations would be closing, including this one – and the former store at 350 Amsterdam Avenue, between 76th and 77th Streets.
Target has signed a 15-year lease with the landlord, Chetrit Group, for a 24,000 square foot space at the building, compared to the 34,000 square foot Columbus Circle Target – which opened on October 21, 2020.
While these will both be large footprints on the Upper West Side, these are still considered “small-format” stores, as the average Target around the country is 130,000 square feet.
Winick Realty leased the space at 795 Columbus Ave to Target. According to their brochure, the ground floor measures 1,103 square feet, the lower level is 21,630 square feet, and it also comes with a 829 square foot loading dock.
In addition to the newly announced Columbus Square location, the retailer has signed a 20 year lease on the Upper East Side, at 150 East 86th Street. This space will be a much larger 56,000 square feet. Target will replace the former Barnes & Noble at this location.
We’ve reached out to Target’s press department to see if they can tell us when to expect the Columbus Square location to open. What they’ve told us at this point is that they plan to open this Target location “in the coming years.” We’ve followed up again for a more specific estimate and will provide an update once we have some more info.