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Fashion tenants sign at Empire State Bldg.

OshKosh B' Gosh, Inc., the well-known Wisconsin-based children's apparel firm, has leased the entire 38th floor (20,000 square feet) of the Empire State Building, it was announced by Stephen A. Tole, vice president and general manager of the Empire State Building. The long-term agreement is for an aggregate rental of more than $7.5 million.

In retail activity, Tole announced that Au Bon Pain Co., Inc. the popular Boston-based French bakery and cafe, has signed a long-term lease for a 3,000-square-foot lobby store location. The transaction is valued at more than $4.5 million.

Tole said the following companies also signed new leases recently with the Empire State Building: * Daxor, Inc., which relocated its medical offices from 645 Madison Avenue to the Empire's 71st floor * Betty Owen Schools, Inc., 16,000 square feet in the concourse (lower lobby) * American GED Institute, Inc., 6,500 square feet in the Concourse * Battle & Kern Assocs., a retail printing concern, relocated from 281 Fifth Avenue, to the Concourse * Rocky Mount Undergarment, Inc., an Empire State Building tenant since 1978, expanded to more than 5,000 square feet for a long term lease on the 18th floor * North Bay Apparel, Inc., marketers of men's and boy's outerwear, also expanded its showrooms and offices on the 39th floor to 9,000 square feet * USA Classic, Inc., which features the "Nautica" label for young men's and boy's apparel, expanded to 10,000 square feet for aggregate rentals of more than $6 million * RPM Clothing, Inc., sales agents for men's and boy's sportswear, is moving to the 6th floor, where its new showrooms will occupy 5,000 square feet. RPM has been a tenant since 1979 * Baxter International, which sells men's and boy's slacks and sportswear, signed a long term lease for 7,000 square feet. on the 48th floor, for an aggregate rental of $1.2 million. The move represents Baxter's fourth expansion in the Empire State Building since 1986.

The men's and boy's apparel industry occupies more than 1.5 million square feet of space in the Empire State Building, which is also home to accounting, law, medical, and financial organizations.
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Publication:Real Estate Weekly
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Date:Apr 8, 1992
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