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Whole Foods Heads to Manhattan West

5 Manhattan West Expected to open in 2019, Five Manhattan West is a 2.1-million-square-foot office and retail tower.

NEW YORK CITY—Brookfield Property Partners has signed a 60,000-square-foot retail lease with Whole Foods Market at Five Manhattan West, part of its new eight-acre neighborhood being developed in the Hudson Yards district on Manhattan’s west side. It will be located at the southwest corner of the Manhattan West complex at 10th Avenue and 31st Street.

Brookfield was represented in the transaction in house by Michael Goldban and Mark Kostic and by Patrick Smith of JLL. Whole Foods Market was represented by Chase Welles and Jacqueline Klinger of SCG Retail.

Located on Tenth Avenue and spanning from 31st to 33rd Streets, Five Manhattan West is a 16-story, 1.8-million-square-foot building that features 100,000 square feet of retail space. At the property—which formerly was known as 450 W. 33rd St.—Brookfield undertook a $300 redevelopment program that created large floor plates and floor-to-ceiling glass. The buildingwill share a public plaza, called Magnolia Court, with Manhattan West’s recently opened, 62-story luxury rental building, The Eugene.

“Manhattan West will be a vibrant destination teeming daily with tens of thousands of office workers, residents and visitors, and this new Whole Foods Market will serve as the major culinary anchor not only for the complex but also for the entire Hudson Yards neighborhood,” says Ric Clark, senior managing partner and chairman of Brookfield Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners. “Animating Manhattan West with exciting dining and retail experiences will be an important part of its success just as it has been for Brookfield Place New York.”

Adds Christina Minardi, president of Whole Foods Market’s Northeast region, ”We couldn’t be more excited to announce a Whole Foods Market at Manhattan West,” said . “In addition to the high quality food and service that our shoppers have grown to expect, our team is extremely proud to offer a convenient destination for shoppers to dine-in and shop from some of the most innovative food options available.”

With more than 250,000 square feet of retail space at the Manhattan West complex, Brookfield is working to develop curated destinations for food, fitness, technology, fashion and sports at the site.

The fitness destination will feature multiple boutique healthy lifestyle brands, creating a one-of-a-kind model that promotes an unrivaled selection of fitness opportunities. Similarly, Manhattan West’s sports destination will be anchored by a flagship retail experience created by the NHL, which announced it will locate its global headquarters at the complex.

Manhattan West is an eight-acre, six-building mixed-use development, stretching from Ninth Avenue to Tenth Avenue and 31st Street to 33rd Street. It will feature nearly six million square feet of Class-A office space, luxury residences, a boutique hotel and a vibrant urban landscape , as well as public art and events by Arts Brookfield, Brookfield’s award-winning arts and entertainment program.

Manhattan West sits adjacent to the soon-to-be-redeveloped Empire Station/Penn Station Complex and near the new 7-train station at Hudson Yards. It is one block from the A, C, E, 2, 3 and 7 subway lines, New Jersey Transit, the Long Island Railroad and Amtrak.

The Whole Foods Market announcement follows on the heels of the launch of luxury residences at The Eugene and the decision by the National Hockey League to relocate its headquarters to One Manhattan West, the 67-story, 2.1-million-square-foot office tower expected to open in 2019. The NHL joins anchor tenant Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom..


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