UPPER EAST SIDE — Cosmetics and beauty megastore Ulta is planting its first Manhattan outpost on East 86th Street, joining its competitor, Sephora, and other shops such as H&M and Best Buy.
The makeup chain has leased a 12,630-square-foot space on the ground floor of 184 E. 86th St., according to Cushman & Wakefield, which brokered the deal with Ulta.
The building, on the corner of East 86th Street and Third Avenue, is currently vacant but used to be the location of an HSBC bank. Sephora, the chain's direct competitor, is on the same block, several doors down at 144 E. 86th St.
It was immediately unclear when the store would open. Representatives from Ulta did not return requests for comment. A spokesman for Cushman & Wakefield confirmed the lease, but could not immediately comment further.
Ulta has locations in Queens and in New Jersey but no stores yet in Manhattan, according to its website.
Commercial Observer reported the story first Wednesday.