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FAO Schwarz deal crumbles

The iconic toy store remains homeless

August 09, 2015 12:30PM

1633 Broadway and the old FAO Schwartz

1633 Broadway and the old FAO Schwarz

No deal for FAO Schwarz. The now homeless toy store was just a week away from closing on a new space at Paramount Group’s 2.5-million-square-foot office tower at 1633 Broadway, before it all fell apart.

A source close to the negotiations told the New York Observer that the 40,000-square-foot space at 1633 Broadway has returned to the market with an asking price of $4 million.

Last month, FAO Schwarz left its longtime home in the General Motors Building at 767 Fifth Avenue. It isn’t yet clear why the lease deal fell apart. [NYO] – Christopher Cameron