Restoration Hardware, a Carte Madera, Calif.-based supplier of luxury home furnishings, will open a new warehouse at the Hampton Business District in Westhampton Beach.
The home renovation retailer has signed a lease for 16,000 square feet at 200 Roger’s Way, a 68,000-square-foot industrial building, and will house an office and distribution operation there. The structure is the second to be built at the industrial complex located at Francis S. Gabreski Airport.
"They wanted to be on the East End and have access to their Hamptons customers that are doing online ordering,” said Mitchell Rechler, comanaging partner of Rechler Equity Partners, the developer of the property. Renovation Hardware's move to Westhampton Beach is an example of the interest the developer has seen from e-commerce operations looking for greater access to eastern Long Island, Rechler said.
"Over the course of the last few months, we have had conversations with a number of other tenants that are looking for that last-mile distribution space to service the high-end demographic that exists in the Hamptons,” he said.
Publicly traded Restoration Hardware, which sells its products through a network of retail stores, outlet stores, its website and print catalogs, was founded in 1979. The company has an outlet in Riverhead and a "gallery" in East Hampton.
200 Roger’s Way is the second of nine buildings planned at the industrial research and development park.
Rechler Equity broke ground on the park’s first building — 220 Roger’s Way — in 2014. Southampton-based cookie maker Tate’s Bake Shop, AC Lighting & Electrical Supplies of Smithtown and national HVAC equipment distributor Carrier Enterprise are tenants of that building.
The airport and surrounding 50 acres are owned by Suffolk County.