The retail stores on Madison Avenue seem to change as quickly as fashion. It's almost impossible to keep up with all the ins and outs along our favorite shopping corridor. As the Park Avenue tulips come into full bloom, however, it seems a reasonable time to take inventory of the comings and goings of some of our favorite retail destinations.
Unlike any other retail corridor in the world, Madison Avenue remains unique as it is the only luxury destination that's intimately tucked within a residential community. One of the more noticeable changes this year, is the renovation of several residential buildings with prime retail space. The Carlton House at 61st Street, The Marquand at 68th Street and the Whitney brownstone project at 74th Street are all undergoing huge renovations, says Matthew Bauer, president of the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District.
As these new condos achieve success we wouldn't be surpassed to see many more developers invest in updating the residential spaces along Madison Avenue, while updating the commercial properties too. We are looking forward to these the completion of these projects to see what new ventures come our way.
For now, here is an update of what Madison Avenue stores have closed, are coming soon and have recently opened.
Peter Elliot at the Carlyle
Kent & Curwen
A. Lange & Sohne