The White Company debuts stylish new store concept
London —The White Company is showing off a new store concept that delivers a lifestyle-led experience modeled on a journey through the home. The 4,000 sq.ft. store, in Norwich (United Kingdom), builds on the British home goods retailer’s heritage to create an aspirational, curated retail experience. A feeling of accessible luxury permeates the welcoming space.
Designed by Dalziel and Pow, London, the space It is fashioned as a series of ‘rooms’ that are spread over the store’s two floors, with the architecture and contrasting floor finishes shaping natural thresholds. Each area features distinctive materials and individually controlled lighting that changes according to the time of the day.
Found furniture enhances the domestic ambience. Cross-merchandised products are presented in lifestyle collections for a more intuitive way of shopping.
On the digital side, small projectors throw illuminated messages and words onto select products, including teapots and pillows, expressing a hint of technology in a homely store environment. In the clothing department, a life-size projected canvas is brought to life with nature-inspired moving imagery, while interactive projected characters keep children entertained.
Savills Studley promotes Stephen G. Berliner to executive VP, New York tri-state region
New York, N.Y. —Savills Studley, a global commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant representation, announced the promotion of Stephen G. Berliner from executive VP & branch manager, New York Office, to executive VP, New York Tri-State Region.
Berliner joined Savills Studley (formerly Studley) in 2006 and has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience. As executive VP & branch manager of the firm’s largest office, Berliner has advised numerous prominent organizations and companies in their commercial real estate strategies, while working tirelessly as a broker coach and mentor to Savills Studley professionals of all levels within the Manhattan office.
In his new roleBerliner will continue to manage the New York office and oversee the development of both senior and junior level brokers, lead recruiting efforts throughout the tri-state region, and maintain P&L responsibility.
“Across the region, our brokers define the top tier of consultative real estate professionals,” Berliner said.
The Fresh Market opens at The Village at Livingston
Livingston, N.J.—The Fresh Market celebrated its official opening at The Village At Livingston with “cracking the parmesan,” a centuries-old art and company tradition. The store, which occupies 23,000 sq.ft at the 93,000-sq.-ft. shopping center managed and developed by Eastman Companies, marks the upscale specialty grocer’s third location in New Jersey.
“We are most excited to provide local residents with a unique food shopping experience focused on the best tasting, highest quality and freshest foods available,” said Brian Wittman, north zone operations vice president for The Fresh Market. “We’re looking forward to being an active member of the Livingston community, and we are already establishing some local partnerships.”
He added that the Livingston store will collaborate with Livingston C.H.O.W by providing food donations and with the Central Jersey Chapter of JDRF. John King also was introduced as the store manager.
“The Village at Livingston’s location, within one of the state’s most prosperous commercial and residential hubs, is perfectly aligned with The Fresh Market’s customer base,” said Pete Schofel, Eastman Companies’ co-managing partner. “The Fresh Market at The Village at Livingston not only expands the township’s selection of food and grocery items, they are a welcome addition as a civic-minded corporate neighbor.”
The three-building plaza features a mix of service and retail tenants, including Olive Garden, GameStop, Wine Legend, Hudson City Savings and Zen Japanese Cuisine. Current space availabilities range from 1,700 to 24,000 sq. ft., and include a 7,000-to-18,000-sq.-ft. end cap.