Vacant Spaces: Tarrytown Train Station?

The station is all gussied up with its (almost finished) $45 million rehab, new public art, parking lots (in progress), now it just needs some coffee.

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

What would you like to see open up inside the station? Weigh in here.

Rich September 05, 2012 at 01:49 PM
What's wrong with the coffee Dan provides. He has done so for years. He should have an opportunity to continue to provide his service.
JIM September 05, 2012 at 02:00 PM
I never said he should not have an opportunity to bid on the space.just said that his coffee is not good. take a good look at the pots they look filthy. sorry just my thoughts.
Rich September 05, 2012 at 02:07 PM
I was not directing my comments at you saying you said anything. Sorry if you took it that way and that is why I did not reply directly to your post and simply was making a comment.
JIM September 05, 2012 at 02:21 PM
nothing was taken in anyway. no worries!!!!!
Neil October 01, 2012 at 11:12 PM
I think they should put another tennis court where the coffee shop used to be.


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