Bed Bath & Beyond opens in California, Md.
Bethesda, Md. — Bed Bath & Beyond has opened a new 23,400-sq.-ft. store at Wildwood Shopping Center in California, Md. This is the retailer’s 19th store in Maryland. J.C. Penney and Belk’s anchor the 289,000-sq.-ft. center. Sax Realty (www.saxrealty.com) represented Bed Bath & Beyond in the transaction. Scheer Partners represented the landlord.
Corner Bakery Café plans first Wisconsin location
Chicago, Ill. — Corner Bakery Café will open its first Wisconsin location later this year at The Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa, Wis. The 4,000-sq.-ft. franchise location is near the center entrance at Burleigh Street and 114th Street.
Construction is slated to begin within the next few weeks. Neo Fourno Inc., the franchisee, plans to open 10 new cafes in Madison and Milwaukee over the next five years.
Pret A Manger leases 600 Lexington Avenue shop
New York City — Restaurant chain Pret A Manger has leased a 2,577-sq.-ft. shop at 600 Lexington Avenue, a boutique 36-story office tower on East 52nd Street. The new location will bring the chains Manhattan locations to a total of 39.
RKF (www.rkf.com) represented Pret A Manger and the landlord, SL Green Realty Corp. in the transaction. Over the last two years, RKF has arranged a dozen new leases for the chain.