Thursday, February 6, 2014

Men's Wearhouse Renews Lease

--Fashion retailer renews lease at vibrant mixed-use property in Forest Hills--

A long-time staple at Muss Development LLC’s popular 7000 Austin Street property, fashion retailer Men’s Wearhouse has signed a long-term renewal to remain in its 6,300-square-foot space.

Other tenants at the 100 percent occupied property include retailers Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Eddie Bauer, and T.G.I. Friday’s. In addition, two new office tenants went into occupancy in the building last year, adding to the expanding traffic and vitality of Forest Hills, with the influx of approximately 50new employees.

Allen Health Care, which provides placement and training services for healthcare professionals, occupies 16,215 on the second floor on a ten-year lease, while Bilinguals Inc., a provider of English and bilingual evaluations and therapeutic and education services to children, leased 15,390 square feet for 12 years.

“Forest Hills is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Queens, and our mixed-use property at 7000 Austin Street continues to attract and retain a diversity of office and retail tenants that serve the community,” said Muss Development Principal Jason Muss.

Muss was represented in-house by Stan Markowitz in the transaction. Doug Weinstein, of Ripco, represented the tenant.

Located one block south of Queens Boulevard, 7000 Austin Street is located along one of the busiest retail corridors in Queens and an easy walk to the E, F, M, and R subways, the Long Island Railroad, and express buses. The property also features parking for 300 vehicles.

The Austin Street neighborhood has also seen an overall uptick in activity, including the arrival of new restaurants, caf├ęs, and local businesses, and a new major luxury condominium tower on Queens Boulevard, which is under construction

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  1. I have not shopped at MW ever since they tried selling me a used repackaged dress shirt. Only when I got home did I notice the ring around the collar!! Brought it back for full refund... and a $25 credit that I never used.

  2. Does anyone remember what was there before Fridays?

    1. Fridays has been there since at least the mid-90s,