NEW YORK—Rockrose Development Corp. has completed a 15-year retail lease with David Barton Gym at The Archive, Rockrose’s luxury residential building located at 666 Greenwich Street in Manhattan’s West Village.
David Barton Gym will occupy a total of 12,950 sq. ft.—7,650 sq. ft. on the ground floor and 5,300 sq. ft. in the basement. With multiple locations in New York, Miami, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and Las Vegas David Barton Gym is known for its unique blend of grit and glamour.
The gym will house state-of-the-art equipment, studios specifically designed for yoga, pilates, group exercise and cycling, international deejays, endless amenities, and a team of expertly trained staff. In addition to David Barton Gym’s alluring assets, group exercise offerings will include gym “signatures” like Pain and Pleasure, Junk, Barton Biking, and Muscle Playground, all taught by the gym’s own private trainers.
“David Barton Gyms are some of the most upscale and creative gyms out there,” Patricia Dunphy, senior vice president at Rockrose, said in a statement. “Its concept and approach to fitness has been a driving force in its industry, and we’re pleased to welcome it as a tenant at The Archive. The performance-driven approach taken by this gym fits the creative, energetic style of the surrounding West Village area, and we are confident that it will be successful here.”
The gym will join another new retail tenant, the Mandell School, which provides preschool classes for two, three, and four-year-olds.
The 10-story Archive building, formerly a U.S. Appraiser’s warehouse, has been redeveloped by Rockrose along with the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, into 479 loft-like apartments. In addition to David Barton Gym, other amenities include valet parking, a roof deck, an on-site grocery store and a parking garage. The building is conveniently located steps from the Christopher Street PATH station and just a block from Hudson River Park.
The Archive boasts distinct architectural features that have merited an award from the Municipal Art Society of New York, such as a red brick Romanesque Revival-style exterior and double-height arched windows. One of the most sought-after rentals in Manhattan, asking retail rents at The Archive are in the $70-per-sq.-ft. range.
Scott Edlitz, executive managing director of the retail services group at NAI Global NYC Inc. represented the tenant. Dunphy represented the building owner.