Beautycounter to Open First Retail Store

Los Angeles — Beautycounter, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based leader in safer skin care and cleaner cosmetics, will open its first brick-and-mortar store at 51 Prince St. in New York City. Beautycounter develops and distributes its own high-performing products — including skin care, color cosmetics, advanced anti-aging, kids, baby and personal care collections.

Veggie Grill Plans First East Coast Location in New York City

Santa Monica, Calif. — Veggie Grill, the go-to destination for plant-based, chef-inspired food, will launch its first-ever restaurant in New York City. Now operating 31 locations in California, Oregon, Washington and Illinois, Veggie Grill is slated to open its Flatiron District location in spring 2019.

Kendra Scott Launches First-Ever Store in New York City

Austin, Texas — Austin, Texas-based fashion and lifestyle brand Kendra Scott opened its newest store location and East Coast flagship on September 5 in New York City's SoHo neighborhood. After years of successful pop-ups and shop-in-shop retailer experiences, the new two-story, 1700-square-foot store is the brand's first brick-and-mortar location in New York City.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Returning to New York With 100 Stores

Los Angeles — The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, one of the world's leading roaster and retailers of specialty coffee and tea, is returning to New York City through its new franchisee, Hudson River Coffee & Tea, which will open 100 franchise locations across New York City, beginning with Manhattan later this year.

bebe Opens its First Lifestyle Retail Store in New York City

New York City — The bebe® brand has opened its first lifestyle retail store in New York City, nearly a year after announcing it would close all brick-and-mortar stores. Located in the heart of Manhattan at 1 West 34th St., between 5th and 6th Avenues, the store sits adjacent to the Empire State Building. The new store also features bold bebe signage made of 38,000 Swarovski crystals.

Carl's Jr. Opens First-Ever Manhattan Restaurant

Franklin, Tenn. — On January 31, 2018, global burger chain Carl's Jr. opened its first-ever Manhattan restaurant at 425 7th Ave., opposite Madison Square Garden. In addition to its full food menu, the two-story restaurant will serve a selection of local and national beer and wine.

Famed New York Pizza Concept Expanding to New Jersey

New York City — Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, the rapidly expanding New York artisanal pizza concept, has signed a five-unit franchise deal to bring Artichoke Basille’s Pizza to New Jersey. The New Jersey stores will be located in Hoboken, Jersey City, New Brunswick, Princeton and Newark.

Yankee Candle Opens First Immersive Pop-Up Shop in NYC

South Deerfield, Mass. — Home fragrance expert Yankee Candle opened its first-ever experiential pop-up shop, CandlePower by Yankee Candle, in New York City on November 9, 2017. Open until January 3, 2018 in SoHo, the 5,340-square-foot store features 10 immersive exhibits to ignite the senses through scent, sight, sound and touch.

New York City’s Mamoun’s Falafel To Open First Franchise Location

New York City — Mamoun’s Falafel, the fastest growing Middle-Eastern fast-casual restaurant in North America and oldest falafel restaurant in New York City, plans to open its newest location in Dallas this fall. The new location — also the company’s first franchise location — will be situated in West Village, a vibrant shopping, dining, residential and entertainment district in Dallas.  

Habitat NYC To Open New York City's First ReStore

New York City — Habitat for Humanity New York City will cut the ribbon on the first ever ReStore location in New York City on June 13, 2015. The 3,500-square-foot Habitat NYC ReStore will be an affordable home improvement center offering a variety of building materials including appliances, furniture, hardware and other discounted merchandise.

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