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BY KAITLYN MEADE | Originally published Sept. 30, 2013 | With residential development still strong in Tribeca, the neighborhood will be getting a new grocery to match its growth. Fairway will be taking over a two-story space on Greenwich St. — the first Fairway Market in Lower Manhattan and the 16th in the tri-state area, according to the company.
On Sept. 30, Fairway announced that is has signed a long term lease to open a 2,242 square foot store in 255 Greenwich St., at Murray St., sometime in the fall of 2014. The location is a 14-story office tower built by Jack Resnick & Sons in 1987.
The building is less than a block from the Whole Foods Market, which opened on Greenwich St. in July 2008. The Resnick firm was also the developer across the street from Whole Food at “Site 5C,” which included a residential building, the Downtown Community Center and a school annex for P.S. 234.
Charles Santoro, Fairway’s executive chairperson, said in a statement: “Tribeca is a great and growing family neighborhood and home to great amenities, from restaurants to schools and colleges, and a world-renowned film festival. And because it is in Lower Manhattan, which is also home to Battery Park City, the Freedom Tower, and the Financial District, the location is ideal for those who live and work there,” said
Resnick & Sons, was reportedly signed a long-term agreement with Fairway.
The first Fairway store opened almost 60 years ago on the Upper West Side as a small, family venture and eventually distinguished itself by providing fresh, organic, kosher and gourmet options along with regular groceries. The company is hoping to offer a wide range of daily-delivered produce, a “best of the best” kosher section, a bakery, a classic New York deli counter and more.
The store expanded to Chelsea and the company has also announced that it plans to open nearby in Hudson Yards, most likely in 2015.