Japanese store leases prime spot near Bloomingdale’s

Japanese store leases prime spot near Bloomingdale’s

The former Fiorucci space near Bloomingdale’s has a new tenant. Japanese store Muji has leased 13,000 square feet in the building at 127 E. 59th St. between Lexington and Park avenues.


The two-level space has about 5,700 square feet on the ground and 7,500 below grade. The asking rent was $375 per square foot on the ground and $125 for the lower level.


Michael O’Neill and Jason Greenstone of Cushman & Wakefield represented Muji, which has been expanding with new locations in Manhattan.


Jeffrey Roseman and Drew Weiss of Newmark Knight Frank Retail represented Benenson Capital Partners, which is installing a new glass façade on the retail box.


Another storefront that includes the ground and second floor is still available.


Earlier tenant Fiorucci’s was a department store that had the ambiance of a disco, with edgy graphics, music and window-dancing staffers including Joey Arias, Klaus Nomi and Madonna’s younger brother Christopher Ciccone.


It launched the careers of designers like Betsey Johnson, while shoppers including Andy Warhol and Jackie Onassis headed there when they needed outfits for Studio 54.