ABC Carpet & Home will soon join the growing list of design and home furnishings companies at Industry City—the 16-building, 6 million square-foot innovation and manufacturing complex situated on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The move further establishes Brooklyn as the new center of furniture and industrial design in New York City.
The New York-based purveyor of high-quality home goods is consolidating its Bronx, New York and Hackensack, New Jersey operations to a 78,000 square-foot space on the first and fifth floors of Industry City’s Building 19, located at 168 39th Street, Brooklyn. The building, which offers 13-foot ceilings, large floor plates, and superior connectivity, also houses the Brooklyn Nets' practice center.
“ABC Carpet & Home’s move to Industry City strengthens the home furnishings industry’s presence here, adding yet another well-established brand to our growing roster of tenants, and bringing jobs to Sunset Park – including some from New Jersey,” said Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City.
Industry City’s director of leasing, Kathe Chase, led the deal alongside Chase Welles of Shopping Center Group, which has been brought on to the project to lease the property’s ground floor spaces. ABC Carpet did not have broker representation for the deal. Rents at Industry City range from $15 to $35 per square foot.
Industry City’s wide-ranging mix of design and home furnishings companies includes Coral & Tusk, Danielle Trofe, Design Within Reach, Egg Collective, Fresh Kills, Juniper Design, Lights Up!, Lindsey Adelman Studio, Rebecca Atwood, Rich Brilliant Willing, Roll & Hill, Shakuff, Studio A+I, and West Elm.
WantedDesign, which launched its NYCXDESIGN Brooklyn program at Industry City in 2014, will continue its annual program this May. The well-known design platform also opened its first retail operation at the property in 2015. The Industry City Store by WantedDesign, located at 220 36th Street, exclusively features home décor items made in America, including at Industry City and elsewhere in Brooklyn.
Since 2013, Industry City has invested over $200 million in property upgrades, leased more than 2.5 million square feet of space, and tripled the number of people working at the complex from 1,900 to over 6,000 people today. By 2025, the redevelopment of Industry City – led by Belvedere Capital and Jamestown – is expected to top $1 billion and generate a total of 20,000 jobs.
Industry City represents an extension of a long partnership between Jamestown and Belvedere that started in the late 1990’s with the acquisition of buildings that would become known as Silicon Alley: 620 Avenue of the Americas, 111 Eighth, Chelsea Market, Milk Studios and 85 Tenth. A joint commitment to amenitizing dynamic, adaptive, reuse projects, has created collaborative work environments at various properties that host the most innovative technology and media companies. Industry City provides the unique opportunity in 6 million feet to blend traditional manufacturing and innovation economy, prototyping, coding and publishing.
Industry City is a 6 million-square-foot collection of warehouse structures situated on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The property’s ownership – led by Belvedere Capital and Jamestown – is actively updating the complex, its amenities and its systems while cultivating a diverse tenant mix that fuses today’s burgeoning innovation economy with traditional manufacturing and artisanal craft.
This work is paving the way toward a vibrant and diverse community of forward-thinking companies that support good-paying jobs for workers across skill and experience levels. Since the new partnership was forged in August 2013, employment has increased from 1,900 jobs to more than 6,000 jobs.