Apparel company sells flagship Ginza building

On July 17, apparel giant Sanyo Shokai announced the sale of their flagship building in Ginza. Temporary store closures during the pandemic have hit the brick-and-mortar retail sector hard, with some cashing out of their real estate holdings to shore up cash reserves. Real estate developers are having a field day as struggling companies reach out to offload long-held and highly-prized assets.

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Ginza office floor sale sees price more than double within a year

Shioi Kosan, the private asset management company for fast-food bento maker Hotto Motto, has paid 25 billion Yen (approx. 230 million USD) to acquire the 8th floor of the Ginza Six retail and commercial building in Tokyo’s Ginza district. The sale price is more than double the price that the floor sold for 7 months prior.

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Proud Ginza Higashi Residence

Price when new: 66 ~ 219 million Yen (approx. 1,300,000 Yen/sqm)
Size range: 58.05 ~ 100.42 sqm (625 ~ 1,081 sq.ft)

Area: Akashicho, Chuo-ku


Sales began in August 2017.

Proud Ginza Higashi Residence is located 1,100 meters, or a 14 minute walk from Ginza’s main shopping avenue and 500 meters from Sumida River. It is a 2 minute walk from Shintomicho Station on the Yurakucho Subway Line.

The 12-storey building includes 102 two and three-bedroom apartments, and 22 car spaces. The resident lounge interior has been designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA). This firm has also done interiors for Four Seasons, Shangri-La and the Grand Hyatt.

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Ginza’s oldest bar to close


Ginza’s oldest bar will close this month and the historic 89-year old building is likely to be demolished as the 80-year old owner is struggling to maintain the ageing structure.

Bordeaux opened in 1927 in a two-story European-style building in the Ginza 8 Chome address. It hosted many famous patrons over the years including Mitsumasa Yonai (37th Prime Minister of Japan), and Isoroku Yamamoto (Japanese Marshal Admiral). Businessman Jiro Shirasu (Wikipedia), was said to have had a permanently reserved seat in front of the fireplace.

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