Storefronts for rent

February 6, 2009

The fates of two storefronts at prominent locations on Centre Street are still unclear, although the larger of the two might soon be leased to a discount retailer.

The two storefronts—the 6,330-square-foot former Foot Locker space at 678 Centre St. and the 2,664-square-foot Countrywide Home Loans office at 708 Centre St.—have been on the market since August.

Lynn Cohen-Friedman of KeyPoint Partners, the commercial real estate firm responsible for leasing the proper-ties, said she is in negotiations with a “local discount-related chain” interested in leasing the former Foot Locker space. She declined to name or further clarify the nature of the interested business. Previously she had told the Gazette a mattress store was interested in the space.

She said she is hopeful the deal will be closed with the mystery discounter within a couple of weeks.

There are currently no prospective tenants for the former Countrywide office, she said.

Joan Canzano owns both of the properties.

David Taber