Industry News | January 6, 2012

Pret A Manger is Ready to Develop in Manhattan

RKF, the exclusive retail-leasing agent in Manhattan for Pret A Manger, is helping the sandwich chain expand throughout the city, most recently by arranging two new long-term retail leases.

The newly opened shops are located at 350 Hudson St. and 62 West 45th St. in Manhattan. In total, Pret A Manger has 33 Manhattan locations.

RKF Vice President Joshua Strauss and Director Jackie Totolo arranged a 3,854-square-foot ground-floor lease for Pret A Manger at 350 Hudson St. in west SoHo. The landlord, Trinity Real Estate, was represented in-house. 

Strauss and Totolo also represented Pret A Mangerin the leasing of a 3,000-square-foot ground-floor retail space at 62 West 45thSt. The building owner, Andover Realty, was also represented in-house. 

“These two new locations speak to Pret A Manger’s commitment to expand into marquee areas and high-profile spaces throughout the city,” Strauss says. “Landlords all over the city have sought-out and welcomed Pret A Manger, which has an excellent reputation as a strong operator with first-rate store design and as a shop that serves high-quality, fresh, and organic food.” 

Pret A Manger was founded in London in 1986. RKF previously worked with the chain when it first launched in the New York market.

With stores located in England, Hong Kong, and the United States, the quick service food brand continues to expand adjacent to leading fashion retailers and cultural landmarks in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. 

Pret A Manger currently operates more than 250 shops with more than 200 landlords worldwide.  

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