The country’s leading architectural salvage company, Olde Good Things, will open at 333 W52nd St – 8th/9th Ave on Friday, October 2, reports I Love The Upper West Side.
“We have been part of the New York City retail landscape for more than 25 years and we remain committed to the city and its residents,” said Jim DiGiacoma, Olde Good Things board member. “Our 8,000 square foot, two-floor showroom is sure to become a true destination for both locals and out-of-town visitors, as well as architects, decorators and designers.”
The store is a welcome addition to the limited retail landscape in Hell’s Kitchen. Housing Works, which closed during the pandemic, was the largest space in the neighborhood — but small shops like Domus, Fine & Dandy, Delphinium Home, and November 19 have always been popular. The recent reopening of Couture du Jour has added to shopping options for locals.
“We’ve been fans of Olde Good Things for years,” enthused Enrique Crame from Fine & Dandy. “In Matt’s years managing Broadway theaters he used to visit to source old door handles and finials and other random things impossible to find. A few years ago we scored a tea pot from the Waldorf Astoria there. It’s exciting to have them in the neighborhood. But equally exciting to see a business open while so many close around us!”
Nicki and Lusia and Domus told us: “We are so thrilled to welcome Olde Good Things to Hell’s Kitchen! From the good old days (or olde good days?) of Atlantic Avenue to buying for our store at Brimfield market in Massachusetts, we have been big fans for almost as long as they have been in business! It is always exciting to see new stores opening, but when it’s a treasure hunt emporium like this, that’s the cherry on top!”
Olde Good Things took on the lease of the W52nd St location last summer. The space had previously been used by JCohen Chiropractic and had become vacant after the death of Dr Jon Cohen in June 2018.
The new retail store is Olde Good Things’ third Manhattan location — the others are on the Bowery and Broadway’s Upper West Side. They also have a store in Los Angeles and two in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
“Our stores will continue to offer architectural treasures that have been up-cycled from the most prestigious New York historic hotels, Broadway theaters, prominent commercial buildings, and industrial warehouses to create the most unique retail experience for the consumer,” adds DiGiacoma.
The Hell’s Kitchen location will become their flagship store and will feature signature architecturally salvaged items from some of New York’s legendary buildings. Reclaimed architectural treasures including mantels, gates, columns, windows, as well as mirrors, lighting, and plumbing are all on display at the new showroom. You can check for more details at their website.