They hope you’ll never go beyond Brooklyn again.
Bed Bath and Beyond is the latest big-name store to open along Third Avenue in Sunset Park — along with sister companies Buybuy Baby, Face Values, and Cost Plus Wold Market. The foursome is taking up two floors in warehouse-turned mini-mall Liberty View Industrial Plaza, and now Brooklynites who previously shopped on Staten Island may never have to travel to an inferior borough to run errands again, one shopper said.
“This place is pretty incredible. It’s got a little bit of everything,” said Dyker Heights resident Luciana Barro. “I can buy stuff for home, pick up some groceries, and get some interesting lunch. Sometimes I have to drive out to Staten Island to do my shopping but now I have all this right here. I’m a big fan.”
And that was pretty much the idea, according to the head of Cost Plus World Market, which sells both groceries and home goods.
“We spent a lot of time talking to Brooklyn customers, finding out what their needs and expectations are,” said chief executive Barry Feld. “It’s an all-purpose space people are really going to be able to experience and shop at on a regular basis. And so we are optimistic that we are addressing those needs and desires.”
And no mini-mall would be complete without a mini-food court. Visitors can stop by a cafe offering local bites such as donuts from Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Dough, coffee from Williamsburg roaster Toby Estates, and ice cream from Prospect Heights churnners Blue Marble.
The Bed Bath and Beyond has a “Born in Brooklyn” corner with locally made soaps and candles, Cost Plus’ aisles are peppered with pasta and pickles from area producers, and Buybuy Baby sells children books written by Brooklyn authors.
The stores signed a lease with the building’s owner, Salmar Properties, last January and planned on opening the complex this past autumn, but construction delays pushed back the opening till January.
Liberty View Industrial Plaza (850 Third Ave. between 30th and 31st Streets in Sunset Park)