Blue Condo Yanks Pet Spa As Retail Tenant; Chocolatier Might Hit The Spot

All the Yorkshire-toting ladies on the Lower East Side who were looking forward to pet manicures in the ‘hood will have to keep waiting. Blue Condominium, the newest high-rise to grace the neighborhood, recently rejected an offer from New Jersey-based pet boutique CanisMinor for the 3,000-square-foot retail space on its ground-floor, according to Misrahi Realty.

Blue felt it would be doing a disservice to the tenants by allowing pets into the building, Misrahi said. The anticipated barking and meowing was also an issue, despite CanisMinor’s assurances that extensive soundproofing would remedy this problem.

No official word on who or what might fill the space, which is currently listed at $14,600 a month. A broker at Misrahi said that a Blue developer spoke recently with Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man. While Brenner, which has locations in the East Village and Union Square, does not sell tiny dog sweaters, it does sell a killer chocolate fondue. And everybody loves fondue, right?

– Mark Wellborn

Blue Condo Yanks Pet Spa As Retail Tenant;  Chocolatier Might Hit The Spot