Downtown Ithaca offers a number of retail space environments to meet the  needs of businesses from restaurants to retail. Listings also include some businesses for sale.

Some of the spaces available in downtown:

124 S. Cayuga St.

Formerly Wine & Design
1500 SF plus basement
Richard Boronkay
(c) 607-272-6709

201-203 N. Aurora St.

 One of Ithaca’s Most Desirable Corners
Prime location for  restaurant, retail or other business located on restaurant row formerly Collegetown Bagels.
Parking garage directly across the street and street parking in front of the building.
1865 SF, $33/SF NN
Bryan Warren
(c) 607-592-6574
(o) 607-257-0666

Dewitt Mall -215 N. Cayuga St. 

DEWITT MALL Retail Spaces available FALL 2019
1. Space Currently DECORUM, TOO
Mall level of DEWITT MALL 1096 SQ FT, and 1095 Basement SQ FT
2. Space adjacent to BUFFALO STREET BOOKS – Formerly William Downing Reading Room
Mall level of DEWITT MALL 900 SQ FT
For more information
Contact  607-273-6464
InShik Lee
Property Manager

118 N. Aurora St.

Interior capacity is 49 patrons with room for another dozen or so outside. Restaurant is close to turnkey, with a fully working kitchen, hood system, walk in cooler, and central AC.

Rent is $6000 a month + utilities, no triple net.

Contact: Andre Gardiner

110 W. Green St.

Located in the newly renovated Press Bay Court adjacent to Press Bay Alley.
Formerly D.P. Dough
Available asap.

Also available, small interior space.

Contact: John Guttridge

Donovan Building

123 S. Cayuga St. 
Ground Floor: 2,100 SF of space.
Features beautiful wall-to-wall windows and separate entrance to space. Utilities & building fees included (not electric).
Available February 15, 2019

Rental Inquiry

Center Ithaca

171 E. State St.
Ground Floor: three cafe spaces in the atrium. Shared seating and restrooms

Available NOW
Travis Hyde Properties


130 E. Seneca St.

Available Space: 1,500 square feet each space.
Monthly Rate: $24.50 per square foot; does not include utilities or cleaning
Description: Two high-end retail spaces on the first floor. Shared facility with Hilton Garden Inn, Starbucks, and Kilpatrick’s Publick House. Across from the Ithaca Commons and Seneca Parking Garage.

Seneca Place on the Commons
Nick Cutaia
(716) 572-1002

217 N. Cayuga Street – Former Masonic Temple Building

Description: Two bars, theatrical stage with 5,000 square feet of hardwood floor, working fire place, 25′ ceilings, two dining rooms, and a commercial kitchen with hood. Neighbors Dewitt Mall and the Ithaca Commons.

Size: 20,000 square feet across 3 floors
Monthly Rate: $6,500; does not include utilities

(607) 273-9462

103 E. State Street – Commons Plaza West

Description: Retail spaces are accessible from the Ithaca Commons promenade. Interior walls of properties are painted white.

Size: Basement suites with sizes ranging from 1,000 to 5,200 square feet
Monthly Rate: Ranges from $800 to $2,000; does not include utilities

(607) 273-9462

156 E. State St.

Available Space: Second floor property on the Ithaca Commons. A former salon, it is located above Exscape Smoke Shop.
Size: 950 sq. ft.
Monthly Rate: $1,150 (utilities not included)

(607) 273-9462

123-139 East State St. 

This new retail space will be the cornerstone of a to-be-built, modern, 12-story mixed-use building comprised of Prime Retail, Class A office, plus 108 apartments in the New Harold’s Square in the heart of Ithaca’s Downtown Business District on The Commons.

Three storefront options available: 2,674 SF; 2,900 SF & 9,210 SF, where two of the stores have prime frontage on The Commons. Also adjacent to one of three Downtown Municipal Parking Garages.


Pyramid Brokerage Company

(607) 277-2327

103 E. State St. 

Available Space: 1500 SF
Monthly Rate: approx. $2600 plus utilities



139 W. State Street (The Sun Building)

Large 2125 sq. ft. main-floor space consists of large open retail area plus two small, enclosed offices.

Features: high, beamed ceiling and oak trim throughout. Large casement windows topped by leaded glass transoms extend along two walls, providing lots of natural daylight. A private walled outdoor terrace, raised about five feet above ground level, provides 800 sq. ft. of additional contiguous space. Renovations, which provided modern amenities while preserving original aesthetics, won “Award of Merit” from Historic Ithaca.

One block to Ithaca Commons.

Monthly Rate: $3600

Available January 2018. (Note: The building will still contain the offices of The Cornell Daily Sun.)


John Schroeder