RKF has arranged a 1,481 s/f lease for gourmet coffee purveyor La Colombe Coffee Roasters at 7 Bryant Park in Midtown, marking the company’s first location in Midtown.
RKF Vice Chairman Ariel Schuster, Vice President Greg Covey and Associate Hunter Rief represented the tenant in the transaction as the exclusive leasing representative for the brand in New York. CBRE’s Richard Hodos and Joe Hudson represented the landlord, Bank of China.
La Colombe will occupy 1,481 s/f on the ground floor of 7 Bryant Park, a newly-constructed, 28-floor, 470,000 s/f Class A office building.
The steel and glass tower designed by Henry N. Cobb offers direct views over the park and past the New York Public Library. A Bank of China retail branch will continue to operate as the only other retail tenant in the building.
“The landscape around Bryant Park has shifted significantly in the past few years, with a growing number of hotel and office developments, as well as an increase in dining options and activities within the Park,” said Schuster.
“La Colombe will be a welcome addition to the area for workers and visitors alike, as the demand for quality coffee grows in this market.”
Founded over 20 years ago by owners Todd Carmichael and JP Iberti, La Colombe is at the forefront of the ethical trade movement and a leader in sourcing and roasting with care, while borrowing from ancient and modern coffee traditions from around the world.
The boutique chain has 14 locations across New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Chicago and plans to open in major markets that will include Miami, Boston and Los Angeles.