You’ve come a long way, Stumpy…
Two brand new Stumptown locations to report on today! First up is their second location in New York City, slated to open this summer at 30 West 8th Street in Greenwich Village. Here’s more from the New York Observer, whose source is Bill Abramson, director of sales for the realty group that owns the property:
“This will be the first standalone store in New York; the 10th between here, Portland and Seattle…the largest of all outlets at 1,700 square feet. “This is going to be their big Manhattan roll out,” said Bill Abramson, director of sales and leasing at Buchbinder & Warren Realty Group, which represented the landlord of 30 West 8th Street.
“They loved the space,” Mr. Abramson said. “It’s got 17-foot ceilings, it’s on the corner, they loved the brick interior of it. They just fell in love with the space.” The high population of college students, between N.Y.U., the New School and Cooper Union, was also a draw.”
Meanwhile in other new Stumptown location news, Eater LA is reporting that Stumptown’s first location in Los Angeles is “likely en route,” to be housed in the newly announced Ace Hotel property in Downtown. That Ace location in the United Artists building looks drop-dead gorgeous, and you can tour it here via Curbed LA.
Last but not least, the Portland Business Journal announced that Stumptown has at last found a new home for business operations in Portland:
Stumptown’s Portland operations will move this summer to the former MacForce building, 100 S.E. Salmon St., and the adjacent 30,000-square-foot building on Southeast Main Street, for a total of 37,000 square feet.
“We’re looking at a home for a long time,” Matt Lounsbury, Stumptown’s director of operations, said Thursday. The company will grow into the new space gradually as it increases production and hires more office workers, but isn’t planning any sudden burst in growth, he said.
The new site consolidates production and management functions currently run out of three buildings in Southeast Portland.
Stumptown employs a little more than 100 people in Portland, and about 100 more elsewhere in the country.
Suffice it to say, last year’s deal with TSG is beginning to pay serious dividends for Stumptown. Be aware: the Los Angeles and Greenwich Village locations have yet to be confirmed by Stumptown top brass. Expect updates soon.