MAG Partners and Lidl U.S. announced a lease for an approximately 23,000-square-foot grocery store at 335 Eighth Avenue, a mixed-income apartment building being developed within the Penn South campus, an affordable housing cooperative located in the Chelsea community of Manhattan, N.Y.
The new ground-floor grocery store is expected to open in early 2026 and will use best efforts to work with Hire NYC to hire New York City residents. The store will create dozens of job opportunities for the local community.
This is the second signed lease in Manhattan for Lidl, which is based in Arlington, Va. Its first opened in Harlem in February 2022 with positive feedback from the community. The store will offer a bakery, fresh produce, floral, meats and seafood sections, as well as other everyday grocery essentials, with value and a simple and efficient shopping experience.
Lidl operates more than 170 stores on the east coast, with 25 in New York State. In New York City, Lidl currently operates stores in Staten Island, Harlem and Astoria, Queens.
The 188-unit residential building is being developed under the Affordable NY Program with 30% of its units reserved for low- and middle-income New Yorkers. Demolition on-site is scheduled to begin in May and construction is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2023.