Ann Gish NYC store is expanding
July 21, 2014,
New York--The Ann Gish retail store in Manhattan is expanding, having recently acquired retail space adjacent to its location in the 150 Fifth Avenue building.
Gish opened her 4,000-sq.-ft. retail store, wholesale showroom and design studio in 2011 following a complete redesign and renovation of the space at 4 West 20th St. “We are taking the store next door and expanding west, adding another 2,000 square feet, increasing our selling space to 6000 square feet, " she told H&TT sister publication Home Accents Today.
“We got the space July 15, we’ve got our building permits, and demolition starts tomorrow,” she added. “The prior tenants, a photo-printing business, left everything, so we called all these schools and non-profits to come get the good equipment, photo enlargers… and tons of photographic paper.”
The project will be completed by the end of September.
Though the company maintains a separate warehouse offsite, the store serves as Gish’s main office and is where she spends most of her time. “I love having this store; I get to do a lot of stuff I want without thinking about the consequences -- which you can’t do when you’re making a ton of something.”
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