Three New Retail Tenants Opening in Morningside Heights

April 27, 2018

Three new retail tenants within Columbia University’s retail portfolio are opening in the Morningside Heights neighborhood.  The new retail kicked off earlier in February with the soft opening of H Mart, an Asian-inspired grocery store, and is being followed by Sliced by Harlem Pizza Co.; and Elysian Fields Café, a full-service Mediterranean restaurant.

H Mart’s new Morningside Heights location at 2828 Broadway (at 110th Street) is its second location in Manhattan.  H Mart offers a full line of groceries, produce, meat, seafood and prepared foods with many Asian-themed products not readily available in traditional markets.  Beginning as a small corner grocery store in Woodside, Queens in 1982, under the name, “Han Ah Reum,” which means “one arm full of groceries” in Korean, H Mart has expanded to over 60 stores in 12 states across the country.  Following its February opening, H Mart will be expanding its offerings to include a diverse selection of hot, prepared foods.

Sliced, a new neighborhood pizzeria, opened this week at 1215 Amsterdam Avenue (between 119th and 120th streets) with a limited menu focused on pizza.  The menu will expand in the coming weeks to offer a mix of classic and specialty pies (including gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options), salads, sandwiches, entrées and more.  The owners of Sliced also manage the Harlem Pizza Co. in Central Harlem, which they opened with the vision to serve authentic Neapolitan pizzas to the local community. 

Elysian Fields Café (1207 Amsterdam Avenue, between 119th and 120th streets) will be a full-service restaurant serving rustic Mediterranean cuisine and tapas.  The menu will be seasonally driven and will include kabobs, halal gyros, burgers, chicken and lamb tikka, kofta and shawarma.  A second, lower library room housing a vast wine collection will be available for private events.  Two to three dozen wine-by-the-glass selections will be available daily.  The restaurant will be operated by the Kellari Hospitality Group, which also manages New York restaurants Kellari Taverna, Martinique Café, and Petit Poulet.  Elysian Fields Café is anticipated to open in May. 

The three new establishments are consistent with Columbia University’s long-standing approach to its retail tenants, which favors businesses that bring a variety of amenities and experiences to the diverse Columbia community, the wider local community and visitors.

“We are excited to bring these three new, quality retail tenants to the Morningside Heights community,” said Shari Colburn, vice president of Real Estate at Columbia University.  “H Mart’s soft opening has already brought a high level of energy and excitement that we expect will only grow with the openings of Harlem Pizza Co. and Elysian Fields Café.”