By Gabriela Resto-Montero
MANHATTAN — Tenants at the Chelsea Limelight Marketplace, a church turned nightclub turned shopping center, have begun to leave the space due to decreased foot traffic, Crain's reported.
Developers converted the space at Sixth Avenue and West 20th Street into retail space at a cost of $15 million last year, The Real Deal website reported.
Name brand stores like LeSportsac and Hunter have already left the 30,000 square foot space and smaller businesses have complained of poor management, Crain's reported.
The marketplace's owners have sought to attract a high-end retail clientele with new stores including French Connection, Edwing D'Angelo and Covert Shoe Lab, according to the website.
The space also includes an outpost of cult pizza favorite Grimaldi's, as well as cookie maker Ruby et Violette.