Columbia University picks up former supermarket site for $84M

Nothing will stand in the way between Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus and the Hudson River. Especially not a shuttered supermarket.

The school scooped up an assemblage formerly belonging to Fairway Market at 2328 12th Avenue for $84 million, the Commercial Observer reported. The all-cash deal came after the Harlem site was put on the market in August 2020.

According to the Observer, the 2.5-acre site is located between 12th Avenue and the Henry Hudson Parkway, spanning three blocks between the school’s new campus and the river.

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