Meridian’s Greg Goldberg on What’s Next for New York’s Gathering Spots

In the latest episode of The Brownstoner Podcast, Meridian Retail Leasing’s Greg Goldberg talks about the impact of COVID-19 on New York City’s stores, eateries and nightlife. Before getting into retail leasing, Goldberg worked in restaurants and design. Now he’s a director in the company’s midtown office.

“Stores are going out of business, which is sad, but when one closes, another opens,” he said. “It’s a tenant’s market. You can’t walk down an avenue without seeing a for rent sign.”

The number of leases dropped in 2020, but deals are still happening. “Vaccines are coming out, spring is coming, people are in a better mood. As soon as we get back to normal, this city is going to be back,” Goldberg said. (Sponsored)