EMPORIO ARMANI OPENS IN LONG ISLAND CENTER

NEW YORK — Emporio Armani has joined the luxury retailers at The Americana Shopping Center in Manhasset, N.Y., where a dramatic 5,000-square-foot store owned by the Hirshleifer family opened on Saturday.
The Emporio unit, designed by Peter Marino and built by Richter & Ratner Contracting Corp., has a corner site and features a two-story stone and glass atrium, and the Emporio palette of oak cabinetry, nickel-plated hardware, and limestone and wide-plank oak floors.
“It’s a sumptuous yet pared-down setting that reflects the carefully crafted but undecorated look of the merchandise,” said Michael Ratner, president of the retail contracting and construction firm.
The Hirshleifer family also owns two other stores in the mall, the Giorgio Armani shop and their specialty store, Hirshleifer’s. Other tenants in the mall include Ralph Lauren, Burberrys, Coach and Brooks Bros.
Emporio, Giorgio Armani’s lower-priced collection created in 1981, is also opening a store at 601 Madison Ave., between 57th and 58th Streets, in September. There is an Emporio on Fifth Avenue and 16th Street, and five others in the U.S. — in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa and San Francisco, Calif.; Boston, and Honolulu.

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