PRESS RELEASE: Baum Realty Group, LLC Announces Lease Signing for Peek Kids in Bucktown, Chicago, Illinois

CHICAGO, IL  – Chicago-based Baum Realty Group, LLC (Baum), one of the Midwest’s leading retail brokerage firms, is pleased to announce that Peek Kids has selected its first Chicago location. San Francisco based retailer, Peek Kids, offershigh-quality children's apparel and a shopping experience that allows all ages to connect with the joy of childhood. The clothing features the same high quality that adults demand in their own wardrobe, with thoughtful details, luxurious materials, and interesting finishing work that elevates it to something kids can love.  The new location will open beginning of 2015 in Bucktown at 1723 N. Damen Avenue in Chicago IL.

Baum broker and newly minted Principal, Janika Brenner, represented Peek Kids in negotiations with its Bucktown landlord in an off-market deal. This is Brenner’s 16th luxury retailer lease transaction in the Bucktown/Wicker Park market. Those transactions include such notable retailers as Scoop NYC, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nanette Lepore, American Apparel, Levi’s, BCBG, and Joe’s Jeans. Bucktown is now a thriving retail market with a high concentration of affluent families. “As a family-focused children’s clothing concept, Peek Kids will be a huge success here,” said Brenner.

Peek Kids currently has locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Texas, Washington and Utah and in December of 2010, the retailer announced a partnership with upscale retailer Nordstrom. Nordstrom is the exclusive retailer for Peek Kids merchandise outside of Peek’s stand-alone stores and online at Along with the Bucktown location, Peek Kids will also open locations in the north and western suburbs of Northbrook and Oakbrook this fall. “Bucktown was the perfect choice for our first downtown location - we’re excited to join the high-end retailers and boutiques on Damen, said Tina Canales, CEO and Founder of Peek Kids. 


Baum Realty Group is one of the Midwest’s premier retail real estate firms, serving the retail community since 1991. Baum provides comprehensive Tenant Representation, Third-Party Landlord Leasing and Investment Sales services. The company represents a diversified clientele of top property owners as well as prestigious national, regional and local tenants. For more information, visit them at, or call 312.666.3000.

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