• REI’s highly anticipated flagship store, their first in New York City, consists of three levels and includes a complete bike shop.
  • Great efforts were taken to preserve and honor the historic building elements while meeting the needs of a modern retailer. Layers of wood, plaster and paint were carefully removed to expose yellow pine timbers, cast iron columns and arched brick ceilings. The exposed building elements were simply clear coated and sealed and their natural character displayed. Two nine-ton, 14-foot flywheels that originally powered the printing press, cast iron columns, original chandeliers and lithograph tablets dating back to the early 1900s were all retained. Schimenti worked diligently to modify these archaic building elements with modern means and methods without losing their intrinsic charm.

303 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

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40 Week

Our Valued Client Since 2011

Project Tour | REI SoHo, 303 Lafayette, New York, NY

303 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

  • “This project presented Schimenti with a unique project of preservation and renovation in bringing a flagship to an 1885 landmark. Characterful elements were accentuated and treated with steadfast care to demonstrate REI’s devotion to the Puck Building and its rich history.”
  • – REI Project Executive

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Big, Beautiful Photos From The Grand Opening Of REI’s First Ever Manhattan Store

REI opened its first Manhattan store located in an incredible 35,000-square-foot space in the historic Puck Building on Lafayette and Houston Streets.
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