The former Chippendale's Antiques store on 19th Street at Rutland is being carved into three retail stores including a specialty sneaker chain based in California, Braun Enterprises announced.
"Nineteenth street already has tons of walking traffic and these stores will only add to it," said Zach Wolf of Braun Enterprises.
The midcentury building's exterior will undergo a "light redevelopment" and will keep a fresh retro look, Wolf said. Construction will begin in the next 60 to 90 days after permits are secured.
Proper Shoes, a Long Beach, Calif., store dealing in classic sneakers and rare shoes, has leased 1,963 square feet.
Mary & Moss, a women's clothing and gift boutique, will occupy 1,147 square feet. It's a concept of Vanessa Wodehouse, owner of Big Blue Whale Toys.
Negotiations are underway to bring a dessert shop to the corner space, Wolf said.
The space at 250 West 19th Street is next to Shade restaurant.
A longtime fixture on 19th Street, the Chippendale Antiques co-op closed in October.
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