NEW YORK – Tiffany & Co. said Tuesday that it would return to Wall Street in the fall of 2007, 170 years after it first opened its first store on lower Broadway.
Tiffany will be the sole retail occupant of 37 Wall Street here and occupy 7,600 square feet on the building’s ground floor and on its mezzanine. The building is currently being renovated by Skyline Developers LLC and its façade restored to the original Beaux Arts design developed by architect Francis Kimball beginning in 1906.
“Tiffany’s first store opened on Lower Broadway in 1837 and was followed by ever grander emporiums farther uptown,” said Beth Canavan, executive vice president of Tiffany, in a statement. “Opening a store near our original location takes us back to our roots in New York. We’ve found the perfect site in a historic building whose style and grace is being restored as part of Lower Manhattan’s dynamic redevelopment, which Tiffany & Co. is very pleased to support with a major presence in the area.”
Orin Wilf, chairman of Skyline, said, “We are bringing both the interiors and exterior of the building back to their original grandeur and creating a new and exciting shopping experience for both the area’s residential and commercial population.”