NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MOSCOT, the 102-year-old New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear, will officially open an additional stand-alone full service optical shop in New York at Chelsea Market in October 2017.
Founded by Great, Great Grandpa Hyman in 1899, when he began selling ready-made spectacles from a pushcart on Orchard Street in New York City's famed Lower East Side, MOSCOT now brings its more than 100 years of optical expertise and timeless design to Chelsea Market, the block-long and block-wide neighborhood destination known for its local and global perspectives.
MOSCOT at Chelsea Market represents a combined 122 years of history, honoring the personalized, neighborhood-centric service for which MOSCOT is known, and the same type of service that has been at the heart of Chelsea Marketplace since it first opened as a retail concept in 1997.
"While MOSCOT is now a globally recognized brand, we are at our heart, a New York City neighborhood optical shop," said fourth-generation owner Dr. Harvey Moscot. "Our city culture is at the core of our brand, which is why Chelsea Market is such an exciting endeavor for us. We're excited to align with one of the most respected and sought out destinations in our city - a market that epitomizes the NYC experience both for those who are visiting and those who live here."
"With the addition of MOSCOT to Chelsea Market, we're furthering our commitment to keeping the Market dynamic and community focused. MOSCOT is a positive addition, bringing a New York heritage brand at the cutting edge on retail innovation to our community," said Michael Phillips, Principal and President of Jamestown.
The shop will be 1000 sq. ft., and will be the brand's fourth location in Manhattan. MOSCOT Chelsea Market will include its renowned eyewear, highly sought after opticians, and their legacy of expertise and specialized eye care services. In addition to MOSCOT's full Collections on display, many will recognize familiar touches, including quirky historical tchotchkes and treasures, warm cherry wood eyewear counters and showcases, and the Company's omnipresent yellow. MOSCOT will join Chelsea Market's unique set of merchants, which together attract over 6 million national and international visitors annually and is known for pushing the envelope of innovative concepts.
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ABOUT MOSCOT MOSCOT is a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear — The MOSCOT Originals and MOSCOT Spirit Collections. MOSCOT infuses its unmistakably refined, downtown aesthetic with over 100 years of eyewear expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship to create its timeless eyewear. While now recognized as a global fashion brand, MOSCOT remains, at heart, a neighborhood optical shop.