GREENWICH VILLAGE — A Le Pain Quotidien is replacing a shuttered American Apparel on Bleecker Street.
The bakery and restaurant chain is moving into 205 Bleecker St., at the intersection with Minetta Street and Sixth Avenue.
“205 Bleecker is positioned between the West Village and Greenwich Village, and a few steps from Washington Square Park, NYU's bustling campus and playground," said Ross Berkowitz, managing director at RKF, the real estate firm that represented the landlord. "It is a rare opportunity for restaurants and food chains to establish a strong presence and be seen by the many residents, students and tourists strolling the neighborhood day and night.”
The building the eatery will open in is a 6-story, pre-war, mixed-use co-op. The restaurant will span 1,524 square feet on the ground floor and 1,445 square feet on the lower level.
Le Pain Quotidien is one of several food purveyors to join the Bleecker Street retail scene. By Chloe up the block is one of the neighborhood's most popular new businesses, and longtime stalwart Avignone Chemists across Sixth Avenue is being replaced by salad chain Sweetgreen.
RKF is still marketing an additional 3,114 square feet of retail space on the ground and lower levels of 205 Bleecker St. that includes 22 feet of frontage on the block.
Greenwich Village also has another Le Pain Quotidien on Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street.