Charming Charlie debuts in midtown Manhattan
New York — Charming Charlie has signed a lease for a 15,500-sq.-ft. store at 445 Fifth Avenue in the heart of midtown Manhattan. The fashion accessories retailer will open its first-ever Manhattan flagship store in early 2015.
Thor Equities owns and manages the building, which is located at the northeast corner of 39th street and Fifth Avenue, across from the New York Public Library. RKF and Strategic Retail Advisors represented Charming Charlie in the transaction. Thor Equities represented itself.
Major mixed-use project for Conway, Ark.
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Montgomery, Ala. — Jim Wilson & Associates and Conway Development Corporation have announced the development of Central Landing, a 150-acre mixed-use project with retail, office, residential and hospitality components, in Conway, Ark.
Conway City officials estimate the project will create an additional $2 billion in retail sales and $34 million in additional sales taxes for the city over a 10-year period.
The site plan indicates that the development will feature a lifestyle component anchored by large retail stores. Specialty stores, restaurants, offices and multifamily components will round out Central Landing. The retail phase of the project will be about 750,000 sq. ft.
Jim Wilson & Associates is a privately owned real estate company specializing in shipping centers, residential real estate investments, offices, condominiums, hotels and mixed-use developments.
Conway Development Corporation is a Conway agency that promotes the industrial and economic growth and development of the City of Conway.
RKF arranges three NYC leases for Carlo Pazolini
New York — RKF has arranged three long-term leases, totaling 13,055 sq. ft., in Manhattan for Carlo Pazolini, the European shoe and accessories brand. RKF represented Carlo Pazolini in each transaction.
The first store is in the Meatpacking District at 410 West 14th Street and spans 5,000 sq. ft., with 2,500 sq. ft. on the ground floor and another 2,500 sq. ft. in the basement. The location has opened for business. RKF represented the landlord Amcojor Realty Corp.
The second store, at 555 Madison Avenue, is in the Plaza District. It consists of 4,895 sq. ft. with 3,056 sq. ft. on the ground floor and the balance in the basement. Cushman & Wakefield represented the landlord, Rodney Corporation in the transaction.
The third store at 1131 Third Avenue on the Upper East Side is 3,160 sq. ft. of ground floor space. Vornado Realty Trust, the landlord, represented itself.