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Today, the Post reports that Columbus Avenue has done the unthinkable: The retail stretch from West 67th and West 82nd Streets is 100% occupied, as in, there's not a single vacant storefront. The "rare milestone" was hit after three new leases were signed—two restaurants and stationary store the Paper Source—and the Post adds that the achievement "might not be matched on any other 15-block stretch in Manhattan."
As it turns out, the Paper Source will be taking the former home of Therapie, which announced that it would be leaving the neighborhood after its lease expired, since the landlord was trying to raise the rent.
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· Is Columbus Avenue Stealing MePa's Retail Thunder? [Racked NY]