20 October 2017 – Eje Prime
Change of tenants on Madrid’s most luxurious street. The luxury firm Miu Miu, owned by the Prada group, is finalising the opening of a new establishment on Calle Serrano, a store that was occupied until now by the historical shoe shop Lurueña.
Prada will thus become the tenant of the Lurueña family, which owns the property. The establishment, measuring more than 250 m2 over two floors, is located at number 54 Calle Serrano. According to sources in the sector, the operation has been brokered by Cushman & Wakefield.
As well as the chain of shoe shops and the management of its premises (many of which it owns outright), the Lurueña family also operates another business line, franchising restaurants. Until 2006, Lurca, a company owned by the Lurueña family, was the second largest franchisee in Spain of the chain Burger King. One branch of the family is still linked to the restaurant sector as franchisees of the 100 Montaditos breweries and the pizza chain Papizza.
The family’s decision to generate returns from its premises by leasing them out instead of operating them commercially is not unique. In Barcelona, the owners of the also historical Mercería Santa Ana (haberdashery) have done the same thing in Portal de l’Àngel in Barcelona, the most expensive street in Spain for opening a store. The owners have moved their business to a neighbouring street and have leased the premises to Oysho, Inditex’s underwear chain.
Until now, Miu Miu operated in the Salamanca neighbourhood in a smaller store at number 72 Claudio Coello. Meanwhile, Prada has its flagship store on Calle Serrano, at number 25.
So far in 2017, the luxury thoroughfare in the capital has seen numerous changes of tenants. At the beginning of the year, the jewellery firm Carrera and Carrera launched a flagship store at number 27, measuring 150 m2.
In recent months, it has been joined on Calle Serrano by two other luxury firms: Salvatore Ferragamo, which took over from Lladró at number 68 and Kenzo, which chose number 17 to open its first establishment in Madrid.
Original story: Eje Prime (by I. P. Gestal and C. Pareja)
Translation: Carmel Drake