Fairway gets in on ground floor at Hudson Yards
Crain's New York Business
8/8/2013 | By Daniel Geiger
Fairway, the supermarket chain that grew from its long-time outpost on the Upper West Side to a chain with stores as far afield as Brooklyn's Red Hook and Stamford, Conn., is moving to the fast-emerging far West Side.
The company announced Thursday it has reached a deal to fill the retail space in the first office tower being constructed at the Hudson Rail Yards, a 52-story, 895-foot tall spire on the corner of West 30th Street and 10th Avenue. Fairway, which is a publicly traded company, will take nearly 46,000 square feet in the property and will open in 2015.
The lease will make Fairway an anchor food retailer at the heart of a neighborhood west of Penn Station that in coming years will see the city's greatest explosion of new development. A partnership between the Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group plans to build $15 billion of office, residential, retail and public space on a platform over the roughly 30-acre train yards. Meanwhile, a host of other developers are at wo...