GAPS TAKES A SHOT: Gap Inc. is the latest fashion brand to line up a location in Brooklyn’s sprawling Industry City, a 16-building, six million square-foot complex on the waterfront in Sunset Park.
The retailer has secured a 20,000-square-foot space for a photo and design studio. Creative types will shoot products and finesse marketing materials beneath 13-foot ceilings. The 10-year lease was finalized last month by CBRE Group’s Eric Deutsch and Jason Pollen working on behalf of the San Francisco-based chain and Industry City’s Jeff Fein and Brett Harvey. Gap executives did not respond immediately for comment Wednesday.
Gap will be joining such other tenants as Malia Mills, Material Wrld, The Line, West Elm, Design Within Reach, AbelCine, David Stark Design and Production and Ball & Buck. The new Gap studio is one of the larger deals of late. In December, Time Inc. moved 300 staffers in its technology, content solutions and editorial innovation departments to a 55,000-square-foot Industry City space. Biotech company Suneris is expanding into a 35,000-square-foot space in the complex.
Approaching its three-year anniversary as an innovative economic hub, Industry City has more than doubled the number of jobs there to 4,100 since its overhaul. The Belvedere Capital and Jamestown-owned property has leased more than two million square feet of space including more than one million square feet to manufacturers.