Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Is the Staubach Center going the way of the Heskel Hotel?

All sales material posted on the former Cowboy great's website has scaled down the available space by exactly half. The site plans no longer even mention a second floor (they had the blueprint of both floors up until a few weeks ago) and all renderings of the new center have been removed from the site.

Also, the available date has been changed from January 2009 to "available immediately". So unless they built the thing while I was out of town this weekend, it looks like Staubach might have thrown a bomb. Fine with me, the thing was ugly anyway. Store fronts are one of the best things about urban downtowns. Mini malls are awful.

From the Staubach Retail site: http://srsny.com/pages/297_list.htm

70-35/39 Austin Street
10,500 SF
  • Existing Retail Space Available Immediately - will subdivide
  • 10,500 SF with 105 feet of frontage on Austin Street
  • Located on the prime corner of 70th Road and Austin Street
  • High car and pedestrian traffic in a unique shopping district
  • Neighboring tenants include: Barnes & Noble, Ann Taylor Loft, Gap, Eddie Bauer, Children’s Place, Banana Republic, Benetton, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, Nine West, Staples, Duane Reade
  • Transportation, one block from site: 71st Ave/Forest Hills, Subway – E, R, F, V, LIRR – 7,872,552 Annual Ridership
  • Approximately 800 paid parking spaces within two blocks of the site plus on-street parking