Grand Central Starbucks space attracts multiple bids

TRD New York /
Jun.June 28, 2013 03:00 PM

Almost a dozen companies have responded to a Metropolitan Transportation Authority request for proposals for an 800-square-foot Starbucks space inside Grand Central Terminal, where a lease expires in March, Crain’s reported. Rumor has it that Greenpoint-based Café Grumpy, which plays a role in Lena Dunham’s hit HBO series “Girls,” is the front-runner, according to Crain’s.

The aim is to fill the space with a coffee retailer that isn’t part of a national franchise.

“We carefully manage the mix of retailers in Grand Central to ensure a diversity of national chains and locally owned small businesses,” an MTA spokesperson told Crain’s.

Grand Central has brought on independent coffee companies in recent years, such as Joe Coffee and Financier. Starbucks still has a second location inside the station.

In addition, Grand Central is moving away from installing national chains in its food areas. For example, Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack will open a station space this year. [Crain’s]Zachary Kussin


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