New retailers Kohler, West Elm, and Hilti will be joining the group of national name-brand retailers and local artisans that make up Industry City Design District in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
The leasing signings amount to over 37,000 square feet of retail space.
“The Industry City Design District is where established and emerging brands, design industry professionals, craftspeople, artisans, and shoppers meet to enjoy a high-quality sourcing and shopping experience,” said Jim Somoza, managing director at Industry City. “We’re excited to welcome Hilti and Kohler to the campus, making Industry City a resource for contractors, DIYers, and design professionals alike.”
The new retailers will expand into Building 1 of the 35-acre mixed-use complex. The Industry City Design District is a hub for homewares shopping, with over 125,000 square feet of design retailers located along the 2nd Avenue corridor, in Building 1, and inside the Makers Guild, a collection of bespoke studios that provide immersive retail experiences.
Modern furniture brand West Elm is relocating its outlet store from Building 4 and doubling its footprint on campus. Kitchen and bath supplier Kohler and construction equipment company Hilti are establishing their presence for the first time in the Industry City Design District, joining retailers Porcelanosa, Design Within Reach Outlet, RH Outlet, Shakuff Lighting, abc carpet & home Outlet, IC Store by WantedDesign, vintage furniture and artifacts retailer CityFoundry, and block textile brand Soil To Studio.
“We’re excited to be expanding Kohler’s presence in New York City,” said Troy Opgenorth, Kohler senior manager of new store development. “The forthcoming KOHLER Signature Store in Brooklyn will provide expert design services and an array of product styles to complete any kitchen or bath project.”
Jim Somoza of Industry City and Chase Welles, and Taylor Onosko of SCG Retail represented the landlord in these deals. Ariel Schuster of Newmark represented West Elm. Mitzi Flexer and Steven Taylor of Cushman & Wakefield represented Hilti. Jacqueline Klinger and Ian Rice of Shopping Center Group represented Kohler.
These new retailers will open locations in mid to late 2023.