UPPER WEST SIDE — A new Ann Taylor LOFT is opening this summer in Columbus Square, real estate sources said.
The national women's clothing chain, which is more affordable and targeted to a younger audience than its sister brand Ann Taylor, will sit next to a new Bareburger and Yogurtland, said Michelle Loeb of Winick Realty Group, which brokered the deal.
The 4,231-square-foot space sits on the ground floor of 795 Columbus Ave. at West 98th Street, across from Sephora and T.J. Maxx.
"As the retail component at Columbus Square has been filling up, we are finding more female-oriented tenants expressing interest in the project,” said Winick broker Kelly Gedinsky.
“This may be due in part to the schools on the property, as you see many mothers walking through, congregating at Whole Foods and frequenting stores like Sephora and the soon-to-open European Wax Center.”
LOFT has another neighborhood location at West 69th Street and Broadway.
Representatives from Ann Taylor did not respond to a request for comment.