There’s a new bakery opening in the West Village, and word on the street is it’s the bee’s knees, literally. Bee’s Knees Baking Co., a three-year-old company known for its layer-cake in a cup, recently signed a 10-year lease for 750 square feet at 113 W. 10th St., between Greenwich and Sixth avenues. Asking rent for the deal, which also includes a storage basement, was $120 a square foot.
The foot traffic and vibe of the West Village was a big point of attraction to the space, Bee’s Knees co-owner Marco Stucky said. He noted that many pedestrians choose to walk on West 10th while crossing from Greenwich Avenue to Sixth Avenue.
Bee’s Knees, which plans to open for business in October, also operates a production kitchen on Canal Street. While the company got its start by catering weddings—serving 5 ounces of cake in personalized glass cups—the new spot will also house a café and espresso bar.
It will replace an apparel store in the new space, which is owned by Patchin Place. Joseph Robinson of Bond New York represented Bee’s Knees in negotiations. The landlord was represented by Relly Arbib and Mitchell Berger of Quality Living Inc.