Monday, September 27, 2010

☞ REVIVE: 313-315 West 125th Retailer Ready

One of the few cast iron buildings left on 125th Street seems to be getting a full restoration and gut renovation in hopes to attract a major commercial retailer.  We reported back in July that scaffolding was just coming up on 313-315 West 125th Street which is just west of St. Nicholas Avenue.  The 5-story building had cinder blocks in all the windows and appeared to be entirely abandoned.  DOB reports show that the first two floors will be combined into one level with dramatically high ceilings and we were wondering if the conversion was related to a particular tenant.  As one can see at the lower photo, a sign has now been placed on the sidewalk shed advertising the availability of the retail space (click to enlarge).  Maybe this one is getting an extreme makeover to attract the right tenant seeing that other developers along 125th Street have now reported interest by big box retailers: LINK.


  1. so hope they restore and retain the facade

  2. Me too ! And what about renting a percentage of the space to small local entrepreneurs ?? What a concept !!??

  3. Yes, facade iron will stay. New windows.