Apparel Company KicksUSA Coming to Fat Albert’s Warehouse in Bed-Stuy


KicksUSA is joining Bedford Stuyvesant’s first Starbucks and co-working company Bklyn Commons at the Brooklyn building dubbed Fat Albert’s Warehouse, Commercial Observer has learned.

The urban footwear and apparel store company, founded in 2002, signed a 10-year deal last month for 4,500 square feet at grade and 3,000 square feet in the basement of 774 Broadway at the corner of Marcus Garvey Boulevard, a source with knowledge of the deal said. The asking rent for the ground floor was $115 per square foot.

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Construction at the site is underway, and the tenants will get the keys to their spaces on Feb. 1, with plans to open three to four months later.

The tenant’s broker, Kasin Management Co.’s Michael Katz, didn’t respond to requests for comment and Avi Akiva and Albert Manopla of Kassin Sabbagh Realty, who represented the landlord, Albert Srour’s Srour Partners, declined to comment.

The building at 774 Broadway is four stories and is comprised of 36,300 square feet. It was dubbed the Fat Albert’s Warehouse for the 24,000-square-foot discount department store it housed.

CO reported in June that Starbucks will open its first location in the neighborhood, in 2,500 square feet at 774 Broadway. In addition, Bklyn Commons took a 30,000-square-foot space there.

Philadelphia-based KicksUSA opened its first store in the Big Apple this August at 1852 Third Avenue between East 102nd and East 103rd Streets, according to Footwear News, bringing its total store count to 50.

A representative for KicksUSA didn’t immediately respond to questions.