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Jeff Benjamin, a partner with Amis Trattoria and a founder of URBN Inc. — the parent company of Amis — said he chose to open near Anthropologie because his restaurant brand works well with the trendy clothing store.
Broken into multiple mezzanine levels and suffused with light from the top floor all the way through a floor below street grade, the new Anthropologie & Co. leaves intact and exposed much of the building’s original brick, while adding plenty of eye-catching hooks like a wall built of antique luggage pieces. The layout provides ample elbow room for the company to play up growth lines like cosmetics, home decor and its wedding gown section, as it works to overcome a decline in apparel sales.
Around a central courtyard on the cusp of spring, the Bedford Square development is blossoming outward after a dozen years into the vision of developers David Waldman and Dan Zelson of Bedford Associates, and by extension Centerbrook Architects and Planners, who were hired to design it.