In an announcement that sounds more dramatic than it is, Metro-North has offered up the Tarrytown Train Station for lease. Really they mean part a corner of the station building to a coffee sort of vendor, to the tune of $50,000 per year.
There is a coffee vendor already operating there, but MTA's leasing agent Jeff Kintzer, said he believed they were going on a month-to-month basis.
According to the post on the MTA website,
Metro-North will reserve exclusive use of the ticket office, as well as nonexclusive use of a public waiting area and public restrooms. Depending upon the requirements of the lessee, the public areas may be either incorporated into or segregated from the proposed commercial use.
The lessee will be required to provide morning coffee service on business days from 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., at a minimum.
The suggested rent is $50,000 a year with annual increases of 3%.
The station, in continuous use since 1890, has been restored to much of its original glory. In addition to the new slate roof, gutters and canopy supports, has come, says the ad, the reconstruction of three dormer windows once sliced off decades ago. "Now the afternoon sunlight brightens the waiting room with its terracotta tile floor and oak benches. Outside in front, the roof overhang on the eastern façade, which had been truncated to accommodate the height of buses at the curb, was restored to its original dimensions and the sidewalk was widened."
Got a unique plan for a restaurant/cafe and some funding at your disposal? You better act fast. Bids are due September 10, though Kintzer thought that with the Labor Day holiday the deadline may be extended some. His agency submits bids to the MTA who then choose the leasee.
For more information, contact Kintzer at (914) 237-3403 at Royal Properties Inc., MTA's leasing agent for the building, or visit the MTA web site: http://mta.info/mta/realestate/retail_leasing.html
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