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Industry City, making strides in its efforts to draw fashion folk out to Brooklyn for bigger and cheaper spaces than the Garment District has to offer, just inked a seven-year lease with Steven Alan—its biggest name yet. According to Crain's, the brand is taking 11,600 square feet that will be used for design offices, a showroom, and product photography.
It'll be joining current fashion tenants Malia Mills, Maria Castelli, and Lana Stepul along with another newly-signed tenant, the Boston-based menswear brand Ball and Buck.
"Here, you're getting this space that isn't hundreds of dollars per square foot, in a building where you're around like-minded individuals working with their hands," Mark Bollman, president of Ball and Buck, told the website.
Those "like-minded individuals" include about a dozen cut-and-sew companies that manufacture clothing, bringing to life the "Made in NY" initiative.
"There is a palpable feeling of people getting shit done out here," Mills told the website, citing the area's entrepreneurial spirit as the main reason for moving her label out of the Garment District earlier this year.
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