New Tenant Sought for Columbus Avenue Shop Teddy

By Emily Frost on July 18, 2014 4:54pm 

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 The two stores along Columbus Avenue are closing, according to real estate agent Rafe Evans. 
Teddy and Photo Op
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UPPER WEST SIDE — The Columbus Avenue space occupied by clothing store Teddy is up for rent, according to brokers marketing the property. 

The 391-square-foot shop, which mainly features dresses that cater to young women, will leave after a new tenant is found, said Rafe Evans of Walker Malloy & Company, which is marketing the space for $16,000 a month. 

The store, near West 70th Street, will remain "open until we find a new tenant" and can be made available within 30 days, Evans said.

A store employee was unaware of the closure and the manager did not return request for comment. 

The mini-chain has Park Slope and Carroll Gardens locations in addition to its Upper West Side location.

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Family-focused photo studio Photo Op has shuttered its 442 Columbus Ave. location, according to a store employee.

Nathan Gindi, who described himself as a Manhattan dad, opened the Columbus Avenue and West 81st Street studio in 2011, according to his site. He opened another location on Third Avenue between and East 83rd and 84th streets in 2012, the site said.  

The photography studio also planned on expanding in coming years, according to its site. 

The 940-square-foot shop is being marketed by Walker Malloy & Company for $15,000 a month, according to Evans. 

Gindi declined to comment. 

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