Le Pain Quotidien Unveils its Second Bleecker Street Outpost
Le Pain Quotidien just planted another flag downtown. The Belgian-style bakery is poised to open its umpteenth city location in the kink of Bleecker Street, where American Apparel previously outfitted NYU students. Now it’ll fatten them up.
The teaser signage was recently scraped away to reveal the bi-level innards. No word just yet on opening date, but looks pretty imminent.
The fast-casual restaurant chain inked the lease last June to occupy 2,969 square-feet on two floors. The ten-year deal was reportedly valued at $275 per square-foot. Its initial launch target had been “fall 2016”; only a few months behind schedule.
Banana Republic and American Apparel both occupied the building’s retail space at one point. There still remains 2,950 square-feet of retail for another venue.
This is the second Bleecker Street outpost for Le Pain Quotidien; it also maintains a presence at 65 Bleecker.