First Ever West Elm Market Debuts at 50 Washington
We’ve been watching the scaffolding and hammering at 50 Washington for months, and now the launch of the West Elm Market is here. Many entrepreneurs double down on DUMBO, but with this venture West Elm wins the DUMBO triple crown with office space, West Elm retail store and now Market (we'd also wager that a few employees live here too)!.
West Elm Market will focus on functional design, local production, entrepreneurship, and community connections. A true neighborhood destination, the store includes a café, with La Colombe coffee, and a common area for community workshops. West Elm president Jim Brett said, “The Market store is designed to be a place to gather, learn, and connect.”
Emphasizing the company's love of all things DUMBO, Brett continued, “we wanted our first West Elm Market location to be in our own backyard. The building is rich with history, and we are maintaining the original industrial qualities of the space. We are proud to open our first West Elm Market store in a community we call home.”
No doubt you've walked past their store in DUMBO, but did you realize that this was the very first West Elm Store, ever? Though now part of national brand Williams Sonoma, West Elm was born and raised in the neighborhood, and their widely read blog “Front and Main” pays tribute to their roots. Today, West Elm has 200+ employees at 45 Main.
Market offers exceptionally designed kitchen, garden, care & repair, and personal care products, including:
- Live plants, herbs, seeds and Brooklyn Blend potting soil from Groundworks Gardens
- West Elm designed brooms and dusters manufactured by New York City Industries for the Blind
- Brooklyn-based Common Good’s 100% biodegradable and plant-based cleaning products with a West Elm signature sage scent
- …and more!