Confirming a story first reported by Storefronting, Barneys is indeed looking to expand into the Meatpacking District, reports the NYSun. One space under consideration? None other than the sanitized 401 West 14th Street (right), previously home to Markt and Western Beef and subject to significant Storefronting rumormongering since then. The location would be Barneys' second largest in New York.
Whether or not 401 is the spot, Elliman commerical real estate guru Faith Hope Consolo confirms that Barneys is, indeed, opening in the Meatpacking District and that the company is already buying merchandise to fill the store. The even better news? Prime MeatBoard space still available!
· In Boom Times, Barneys Seeks to Expand Enterprise [NYSun]
· Storefronting: Barneys to MePa?! [Curbed]
· Officially Sanitized: 401 West 14th Street [Curbed]