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Want a side of skincare with your books and your home goods? Real Estate Weekly reports that Aesop just signed for its first standalone Brooklyn store at 76 North 4th Street, the same spot where McNally Jackson and Steven Alan Home are headed later this year. Blue Bottle Coffee is also coming here, the article reports, from its current home around the corner at 160 Berry Street.
Aesop will be taking 500 square feet of the 18,000 available on the ground-floor retail level of the Lewis Steele Building, a renovated 1930s warehouse that has "fielded several offers from fashion and food tenants," according to real estate firm Lee & Associates. That's likely because it's directly across from the forthcoming Whole Foods and New York Sports Club, not to mention that J. Crew store.
As for Aesop, the Australian skincare brand's only foothold in the borough right now is a small shop inside a Bergen Street art gallery, in addition to its six Manhattan stores.