Site Located Steps Away From Station Platform
Part of MTA Station Leasing Program to Transform Stations Throughout the MTA’s Operating Region
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Construction & Development today announced that it is seeking a retail tenant for the Metro-North Railroad station at Pearl River, N.Y. Prospective tenants will also have access to the 1,250 square foot station building just steps from the station platform, and sidewalk space for outdoor spacing possibilities. Metro-North has made state-of-good repair improvements to the station building and platform over the last year.
The request for proposal (RFP) is part of MTA Real Estate’s Station Leasing Program, an initiative to transform commuter rail station houses into retail space to give customers the best possible experience, and help build up downtown business that was not previously at these stations. Recent successes include The Bakehouse at the Tarrytown station, who remained open during the pandemic, serving the local community and honored as a ‘Comeback Hero’ award by Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi last week.
“This program has been successful throughout the Metro-North region bringing quality retail to our stations, and we hope to build off that,” said Janno Lieber, President of MTA Construction & Development. “The Pearl River train station building presents a nice opportunity to add retail for our commuters that will also complement the existing downtown business district.”
“Customer experience is a major element of Metro-North's mission statement,” President Rinaldi said. “The Station Leasing Program betters that experience by giving people more reasons to visit our station, while helping improve the community, and I am looking forward to welcoming another success story.”
“A big piece of bringing riders back to the railroad is transforming the customer experience,” said MTA Board Member Randy Glucksman. “Once completed our West-of-Hudson riders will have an additional reason to stop by the Pearl River station.”
“It is crucial that we invest in our West-of-Hudson infrastructure and communities,” said MTA Board Member Frank Borelli Jr. “This RFP will help revitalize the downtown area as much as the Pearl River station itself.”
The MTA Real Estate Department leases retail spaces throughout its service area. Retail opportunities in the MTA system range from full service restaurants, to newsstands and cafés. The Real Estate Department also leases and licenses parking lots and industrial spaces within its territory.
This comprehensive, successful program includes lease holders at the following Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road stations:
- Mount Kisco
- Peekskill (coming soon)
- Great Neck
- Brentwood (formerly)
- Speonk (coming soon)
- Kew Gardens (coming soon)
Business owners interested can view the RFP at MTA’s Real Estate webpage. Proposals for must be received by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021.