Juice Press expanding to 239 Columbus Avenue

June 04, 2013 11:30AM

Juice Press, an organic juice and smoothie chain backed by Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, is expanding to a store at 239 Columbus Avenue, near 71st Street, the New York Post reported.

The landlord was offering the space for $13,000 per month, but a bidding war resulted in a $15,000 deal. Lingerie shop Brief Encounters used the space for 18 years. Juice Press will use 400 square feet.

Rafe Evans of Walker Malloy negotiated and co-brokered the deal with Jason Turner of Zelnick & Co. Teixeira is also an investor in Harlem RBI, a youth development program, which broke ground on a 143,000-square-foot East Harlem Center for Living and Learning in February.

The store also has locations at 70 East 1st Street, 279 East 10th Street, 1050 Third Avenue at 62nd Street, 250 Mott Street, 201 East 10th Street and 122 Greenwich Avenue. [NYP, 4th item]Mark Maurer