Market NYC Returns to Little Italy with 10-Year Lease at 290 Mulberry Street

Posted on: November 23rd, 2015 at 5:00 am by
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​No more holiday pop-ups. The years-long search for a permanent commercial tenant at the undulating 290 Mulberry Street development concluded last week. A familiar face is returning to the block. Market NYC reportedly signed a ten-year lease for the ground level. Nirvanna Designs is SOL this season.

The current plan is to be up and running at 290 Mulberry Street in early January. However, so as not to lose valuable holiday shoppers, Market NYC will open a temporary shop beginning Black Friday. The pop-up designers market will operate for eighteen days, at which point, management will ready the space for its permanent placement.

Official announcement:

Hooray, hooray!! We just signed a 10 year lease for a brand new 3,000 sq. ft. store for The Market NYC, NOLITA, at 290 Mulberry Street on the corner of Houston Street in NYC. This is an exceptional location and we are extremely excited. Windows all around, high ceilings and amazing traffic!! A block away from Whole Foods, Broadway and Bowery with entrances on both Houston and Mulberry Streets!! Feeling blessed and thankful to all the people who believed in us and supported us for years. The Market NYC, since 2002. Here is to new adventures!!

This new outpost – their third overall – is just up the block from where it all started. The St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral.

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Photo: Market NYC

It was exactly four years ago that Market NYC departed their decade-running residency in the gym gehind the St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. The group first relocated to the Meatpacking District, but would eventually settle at 159 Bleekcer Street in 2013 (and later open on Bedford Avenue). The gossip at the time, while ancient history now, suggested that shady dealings were behind the jettison. Tenant-landlord disputes. Namely, the purported non-payment of rent and the lack of upkeep by management (e.g. terrible bathroom situation, garbage overflow).

There was reportedly bad blood, and several designers from Market NYC defected to form and participate in Super!market in early 2012. This incarnation of the young designers market morphed yet again a year later into what’s now called “Real Designer Market.” Accept no substitutes.

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Market NYC, January 2010

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