Infinite Beauty to Manhattan
New York — Skincare specialist Infinite Beauty has leased its first New York City location at 1031 Third Avenue and 61st Street, according to Faith Hope Consolo, chairman, and Joseph Aquino, executive VP of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group, which represented both the landlord and tenant in the transaction.
The retailer has stores in affluent areas along the east and west coasts, from Boca Raton, Fla., to Annapolis, Md., and White Plains, N.Y., to Roseville, N.Y., and Palo Alto, Calif.
Simon completes spin-off of Washington Prime
Indianapolis — Simon Property Group has completed the separation of Washington Prime Group Inc., which is now an independent public company that will be traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “WPG.”
Washington Prime holds interests in 98 retail assets, including the strip center business formerly owned by Simon.
Experiential retailer Make Meaning opens in Bethesda, Maryland
New York — Make Meaning is expanding its East Coast presence with the opening of its sixth U.S. location, at Bethesda Row in Bethesda, Maryland, on June 9. Make Meaning has five additional locations nationwide – two in New York City, as well as locations in Dedham, Massachusetts, Thousand Oaks, California, and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company plans to roll out additional locations nationwide and abroad.
The 5,000-plus-sq.-ft. emporium features a multitude of interactive activities including the opportunity to create and customize soaps and candles, paint ceramics and plaster, design glassware, decorate cookies & cakes and more. It also includes private party spaces, and constantly evolving “Creative Experiences” and classes.
Highlights of Make Meaning’s Bethesda Row store include:
• "The Skinny Dip," a flowing wax-cooling river of water where customers can watch their candles cook;
• The Cake and Cookie Decorating experience offers customers the chance to decorate their own cakes and cookies, using a wide assortment of edible accessories and colors including a motorized rotating booth for edible spray coloring;
• The Glitter Tattoo Parlor, where guests can get dazzling glitter tattoos applied; and
• Private party rooms for events of all sizes from birthday parties, bridal parties and baby showers to corporate events.