Whole Foods leases 44K sf at Macklowe’s 1 Wall Street

New store to open in 2018
July 28, 2016 08:44AM

Like Williamsburg, One Wall Street is now officially over. Harry Macklowe landed Whole Foods as a retail tenant at his Financial District condo conversion project. The upscale grocery store chain will occupy 44,000 square feet in the building.

The new store will likely open in 2018, the Commercial Observer reported. Macklowe Properties TRData LogoTINY bought the 1.45 million-square-foot office building from Bank of New York Mellon for $585 million, and in January the Landmarks preservation Commission approved the property’s $1.5 billion conversion into a Robert A.M. Stern-designed condo building. Last month, Macklowe tapped CORE to market the apartments in the increasingly residential neighborhood. Sales are expected to launch in 2017, with 524 units designated for rentals and condos.

Macklowe has earmarked 155,000 square feet of the building as retail space, meaning even after the Whole Foods lease he still has a big chunk to fill. RKF’s Robert K. Futterman, Jaclyn Totolo, Peter Whitenack and Scott Zinovoy are marketing the space.

Whole Foods operates eight stories in the city already, and the company has signed leases at Jeff Sutton’s 100 West 125th Street in Harlem and 1095 Sixth Avenue in Midtown. [CO]Konrad Putzier