ROYCE' Chocolate Signs First US Lease at 509 Madison Ave

ROYCE’ Chocolate, the Japanese confectioner, will open its first United States location at 509 Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

ABS Partners Retail Leasing Team Members Dean Valentino and Jay Einbender represented Royce’ in the lease transaction. The chocolatier will occupy 375 square feet of retail space in the 21-floor, high-rise office that was constructed in 1929.

Royce’ was founded in 1983 in Sapporo, Japan, starting with a factory in Hokkaido. It started out as a small local confectionary and has now grown to include over 40 overseas locations.

With the completion of its 54,700-square-foot site in Hokkaido, the President of Royce’, Mr. Yasuhiro Yamazaki, was finally able to realize his dream of sharing his chocolate with his friends in the United States.

Royce’ is most well-known for its signature product, Nama Chocolate. Nama Chocolate is a combination of chocolate with fresh cream, and a hint of liqueurs. Nama literally translates into “fresh” and comes in a variety of flavors like Champagne, Bitter and Green Tea. The company’s chocolate covered potato chips are another popular item available in three flavors.

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