Warby Parker to open brick-and-mortar store at Grand Central

The eyeglasses retailer is taking a 1,357-square-foot space
May 04, 2016 12:22PM

Eyeglasses purveyor Warby Parker is opening a store in Grand Central Terminal as part of its efforts to ramp up its brick and mortar operations.

The retailer is taking a 1,357-square-foot space in the busy terminal, the New York Post reported. Reed Zukerman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented Warby Parker in the deal with the MTA. Additional information on the lease was not immediately available.

The announcement of the new store coincides with the company’s plans to nearly double its retail presence across the country in 2016, company representatives told CNBC. In January, the company announced that it was opening its 32nd store, a 2,080-square-foot space at 55 Bergen Street in Cobble Hill. That location is the retailers first in the borough. Warby Parker is valued at more than $1 billion, but in 2014, founders Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa told the Wall Street Journal that the company had yet to turn a profit. [NYP]Kathryn Brenzel

Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified how many Warby Parker stores have opened since the company’s creation. There will be 32 with the new Brooklyn location.