Schimenti Construction shines in development of new Greenwich Saks Fifth Avenue jewelry boutique

Grand opening celebrated on May 4

Schimenti Construction joined with iconic luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue today in celebration of The Vault, a new Saks-branded jewelry boutique in Greenwich, CT.

The 5,853 square foot retail space is located at 200 Greenwich Avenue and is part of the new luxury shopping mecca known as the Saks Fifth Avenue Shops.

Schimenti Construction, founded in 1994, has built a strong reputation in the retail construction industry and has developed a solid niche in urban construction. The firm specializes in developing retail shopping environments for some of the nation’s leading retailers and restaurants.

The firm has constructed retail space for some of the nation’s leading retailers and restaurants including REI, Sephora, Target, Under Armour, Victoria’s Secret, Target, Saks 5th, Gap, and Zara.

The project for Saks brought together a wide array of disparate elements including Accura architectural glass from Canada, stainless steel from California, and metallic mesh curtain from Germany.

Under the direction of Schimenti Senior Project Manager, John Butler the company was able to address the challenges that often come with working in suburban construction settings including noise restrictions due to adjacent tenants and neighboring residential buildings, as well as limited on-site storage and staging.

“Along with handling these restrictions, our team was working with some very unique materials,” said Butler. “We also had to level the entire floor and the integrated sprinkler and mechanical system required complete shutdowns of both systems to work on piping for either.”

The Vault is the fourth and final piece if the Saks Fifth Avenue Shops which include the main store, The Collective, and Saks’ first shoe specialty store, 10022-SHOE, which Schimenti Construction completed in October.

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