New York — RKF has arranged a 1,900-sq.-ft. lease with high-end bedding retailer Duxiana at 9 West 20th Street in the Flatiron District. Located on the north block between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, this will become Sweden-based Duxiana’s third Manhattan location, and marks the brand’s return to the Flatiron District after a previous relocation.
RKF executive VP Gary Alterman, senior director Ross Berkowitz and associate Brandon Berger represented the owner, Jumi W. 20 LLC, in the transaction, while Ryan Gessin of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented Duxiana.
“We specifically targeted home furnishings brands for this space because we felt they would add great synergies with the tenants currently on the block,” said Alterman. “While the Fifth Avenue corridor of the Flatiron District is geared more toward fashion and beauty, the side streets between Fifth and Sixth Avenues are filling up with boutique fitness studios and home furnishing stores that are looking to capitalize on the shopper traffic from Fifth and the dense residential community along Sixth.”
Scheduled to open later this year, Duxiana will occupy the ground level of the 11-story, 25,000-sq.-ft. property. Duxiana will share the block with nearby home furnishings co-tenants Lillian August, NY Loft Kitchens & Home Interiors, LV Wood, ModShop and Beckenstein Fabric and Interiors.