Liebeskind Berlin store, Riverhead – New York

June 13th, 2016 by retail design blog

General contractor Stalco Construction has completed the construction of the new Liebeskind Berlin store in the Tanger Outlets mall in Riverhead on Long Island. This is the second U.S. location of the trendy German leather accessories and fashion brand. Liebeskind’s American flagship store – and its first location – is in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. The new store is at 503 Tanger Mall Drive. Tanger Outlets is owned and operated by Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT). “The 2,000-sq.-ft. interior reflects Liebeskind’s signature industrial chic esthetic. Designed by the brand’s in-house architectural team in Germany, with support from the architect of record L2 Studios, the store features exposed ceilings, a manufactured wood planks floor, and concrete-finish and metal display fixtures manufactured in Germany,” said Stalco president Alan Nahmias.

The store has its own street entrance and houses the sales floor, cash wrap counter, shelves along the perimeter, multiple merchandise display islands, window display shelves, racks for clothing and accessories, two fitting rooms, and back office facilities, including a stockroom, a security desk, manager’s office, and an employee break room. “The $340,000 project was delivered three days ahead of a very challenging schedule of four weeks, including demolition,” explained Stalco project manager Edward Dutton. “This required strictly enforcing construction schedule milestones with all subcontractors and early pre-purchasing of all long-lead items, such as display fixtures and lighting equipment,” he added.

The finishes and fixtures include charcoal-black painted ceiling and building systems, white-painted gypsum board walls, an LED-lit logo signage mounted on a distressed wood section of the wall behind a cash wrap, a dark-stained manufactured wood plank floating floor system, continuous wood and steel shelving, wall-mounted steel pipe and cushioned leather racks for displaying belts and other accessories, central islands of steel and wood with a textured finish that resembles concrete, and a sound systems with wall-mounted speakers.

The construction team also designed and installed a new sprinkler system and engineered a track lighting system that incorporates MYLIGHT Lichtkonzepte 3100K LED linear lighting fixtures imported from Germany and Juno TRAC-MASTER tracks. The store’s lighting also includes 3500K Conix II LED fixtures and 3500K Real6 LED downlight fixtures by Reality Commercial.

Photos by Ola Wilk/Wilk Marketing Communications

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