Lintex finds bigger space at 295
Powell Slaughter -- Home Textiles Today, December 24, 2001
After 15 years in the same showroom/office space, table linen importer Lintex Linens is moving into a bigger space at 295 Fifth Avenue.
The new space, Suite 1705, is about 5,500 square feet, said Claude Litton, president of the Manhattan Properties Company, which owns 295. Located on the top floor, Lintex's new site includes 19-foot ceilings, a mezzanine for up to five offices, and the adjacent small showroom space next door. It was the former site of Ex-Cell Home Fashions' Madison Landing division, which moved down to Ex-Cell's sixth-floor space this past the summer.
"It came about quite accidentally for us, but we're glad it happened," said Kurt Hamburger, president of Lintex.
For the past 33 years, Hamburger has operated his company from 295 Fifth Ave. For the first 18 years, he occupied a space on the eighth floor, and for the last 15 years he has been at his current space.
"295 is the premier building for the home textiles industry," he said. "It has the greatest tradition."
Hamburger said he expected to officially relocate his company to the 17th floor by April in time for the New York Home Textiles market.
Taking Lintex's current space, which is 5,000 square feet, is Mohawk Home's upscale Newmark division, which is currently located in the 261 Fifth Avenue building.
With the addition of the new space, which is adjacent to its current space in Suite 718, Mohawk will occupy 15,000 square feet on the seventh floor — almost half of the entire floor's 36,000 square feet of space, Litton said.
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