Neiman Marcus on Tuesday said that it has chosen Janson Goldstein LLP as the design firm for its 215,000-square-foot store at Hudson Yards in Manhattan, which is scheduled to open in fall 2018.
The Dallas-based specialty retailer will anchor the 1 million-square-foot Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards to be built on the far west side of Manhattan. Neiman’s flagship on three levels will offer a signature mix of luxury and fashion brands and the store will offer views of the expansive public plaza and meeting place being designed by Thomas Heatherwick and Thomas Woltz; the Culture Shed; the planned home of New York Fashion Week, and the High Line.
Both Karen Katz, president and chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus Group, and Mark Janson, cofounder of Janson Goldstein, expressed excitement about the new project and Hudson Yards, which Janson said will be “a vital and exciting retail, fashion and cultural landmark.”
Janson Goldstein’s practice ranges from artisan-crafted custom furnishings to homes and apartments to large-scale urban retail, hospitality and condominium projects. The firm has done projects for Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Calvin Klein, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Intermix and Salvatore Ferragamo, among others.
When completed, the 28-acre Hudson Yards, which is being developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, will consist of 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space, 14-acres of public open space, a new 750-seat public school and a 200-room Equinox–branded luxury hotel.
Neiman’s will have to overcome several hurdles at Hudson Yards, not the least of which is the fact that its main floor will be on level five of the center. Related plans to tenant the floor with luxury, bridge and contemporary brands that will complement Neiman Marcus.
As part of its expansion into the New York region, Neiman’s in February will open a full-line store at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, N.Y.