Pandora Charms Its Way to Bay Ridge
Rheaa Rao Sept. 16, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Pandora, a Danish jewelry brand popular for its delicate bracelets and charms, has inked a 2,100-square-foot lease at 407 86th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, Commercial Observer has learned.
Pandora will occupy 500 square feet of the mezzanine, 800 square feet on the ground floor and 800 square feet of the basement which will be its storage space. Central Sports, a sporting goods store, previously occupied the two-story building since 1998.
“For decades, 86th Street between Fourth Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway has been a prime commerce hub for the local community,” Chew said in prepared remarks. “We believe there will be a great synergy between Pandora and the existing retailers along with new arrivals such as Bath & Body Works, Banana Republic and Visionworks.”
Pandora had struggled to find a small retail space in an active corridor before it found the Bay Ridge space, Chew said. The 34-year old jewelry brand that was originally a family-run business now has boutique stores in Europe, North America and Australia. It is also publicly listed on NASDAQ Copenhagen.