RKF arranged a 2,969 s/f lease for the growing Le Pain Quotidien chain.
Started in Brussels in 1990, the Belgian-inspired bakery and communal table chain will open a location at 205 Bleecker Street in the West Village.
RKF Managing Director Ross Berkowitz, Senior Associate Brandon Berger and Associate Hunter Rief represented the landlord, Infinity Group.
Marc Frankel, senior managing director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, represented Le Pain Quotidien.
RKF has also been retained by Infinity Group as the exclusive leasing agent for the remaining 3,114s/f of retail space available on the ground and lower levels, which include 22 feet of frontage on Bleecker Street.
Le Pain Quotidien will occupy 1,524 s/f on the ground floor and 1,445 s/f on the lower level of the six-story pre-war walkup co-op building located at the intersection of Sixth Avenue, Bleecker Street and Minetta Street. The space was previously occupied by American Apparel.
The wedge-shaped building, known as a smaller-scale Flatiron lookalike, offers high visibility and robust foot traffic. Neighbors include Juice Generation (coming soon), Bank of America, Bar Pitti, by CHLOE, Cafe Clover, Caliente Cab Company, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.