By Holly Dutton
Maison Kayser, the French gourmet bakery chain, is to open three more locations in Manhattan.
The bakery, which has a 4,000 s/f bakery and cafe on 74th Street and Third Avenue, will be open in the Midtown West, the Upper West Side and Flatiron neighborhoods, said Paul Berkman, co-head of New York retail at Jones Lang LaSalle, who represents Kayser. “They’re going big,” Berkman told Real Estate Weekly at the ICSC REcon 2013 Conference in Las Vegas last week. “They want to bring quality bread to America.”
The bakery and cafe serves a variety of French cafe fare and pastries, but is famous for its handmade bread.
Berkman said that the company is also planning an expansion into the Washington D.C. market and is finalizing a five-year plan for 150 locations nationwide.
In March, Kayser announced that its Upper East Side location was the official bread supplier to top-rated Midtown restaurant Le Bernadin.