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Maison Kayser Closes Bleecker Street Location in West Village


The West Village location of Maison Kayser at the base of 326 Bleecker Street has shuttered, a representative for the French bakery confirmed to Commercial Observer, “effective” yesterday.

Maison Kayser occupied 4,500 square feet at the base of the mid-rise apartment building at the corner of Christopher Street since at least November 2014, as per CoStar Group. It was on a 10-year lease set to expire on Nov. 23, 2024.

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Asking rent at the Gilman Management Corporation building is $400 per square foot, CoStar indicates. Gilman President Robert Raphael told CO that Maison Kayser is “still paying for quite some time.” Raphael directed this reporter to Gilman COO Brian Teppel to field any other inquiries. Teppel wasn’t immediately available.

JLL (JLL)’s Paul Berkman and Davie Berke represented Maison Kayser in its lease and SCG Retail’s David Firestein and Taryn Brandes represented the landlord. Berkman and Berke didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment and nor did Firestein. Brandes said she “was not involved in the conversations during their closure.”

The Parisian chain was founded by Eric Kayser in Paris in 1996 with the first U.S. location opening in August 2012 on the Upper East Side. There are more than 15 locations in New York City, as per the company website.

The representative for the French bakery noted in an email: “Maison Kayser continues its expansion: after the successful opening of two stores in Washington, D.C…. and two in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue and at 339 Seventh Avenue, the company is planning to open its next location in New York City at 55 Hudson Yards by the end of the year.”