Confirmed: Pearl River Mart Opening this Spring

Posted on: February 22nd, 2021 at 5:01 am by

Photo: Pearl River Mart

Pearl River Mart will be returning to SoHo, as first reported here Friday morning.

Corporate responded with an official announcement on its website, stating that this flagship store is in fact underway. Ownership relays that buildout is ongoing, with launch likely in a “few months.” Springtime.

“It is painfully ironic that due to the realities of NYC real estate and the ruthlessly increasing costs of running a small business in the city, we’ve had to move the main store five times in our 50-year history, always after serving as a community anchor and helping to build up each respective block,” the post reads.

Above is a sneak peek inside the new digs at 452 Broadway. Pearl River Mart invited a small group of community volunteers from the Light Up Chinatown initiative to christen the empty store, personalizing and hand-dipping 250 lanterns in polyurethane to protect them from the elements.

Here is a short list of that long history in downtown Manhattan…

  • 22 Catherine St. (1971 to 1980)
  • 13 Elizabeth St. (1978 to 1986)
  • 277 Canal Street (1986 to 2003)
  • Outpost at Grand Street (1988 to 2004)
  • 477 Broadway (2003 to 2016)
  • 395 Broadway (2016 to 2021)
  • 452 Broadway (2021 – present)

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