Chicago — Athletic shoe and apparel retailer ASICS has signed a 5,254-sq.-ft. lease in Chicago’s Bucktown area. According to RKF, who represented the landlord, 1630 Damen LLC c/o Jenel Management Corporation in negotiations for the long-term lease, this will be Asics’ first store in the Midwest and third in the United States when it opens early next year.
Blatteis & Schnur represented Windsor Financial Group, an independent licensee of AsicsAmerica in negotiations.
The new Bucktown store will features 3,292 sq. ft. of retail space and an additional 1,962 sq. ft. on a lower level. The building is a three-story historic retail/residential building in the Bucktown/wicker Parke retail corridor.
Asics’ U.S. flagship is in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The retailer’s other U.S. location is in the Fashion Island Mall in Newport Beach.