Luxury chain store Barneys New York has moved part of its visual department into Long Island City.
The department store took a 10,000-square-foot space out of 5-25 46th Ave., a three-story building owned by plastic packaging company Plaxall, The Real Deal reported. The building is also home to the popular LIC Flea & Food.
Space in the 46,000-square-foot building costs about $35 per square foot.
Barneys’ move to LIC reflects the growing interest for office space in the neighborhood, which is mostly known for its massive residential boom.
Many older industrial buildings in LIC have been turned into office space recently, reflecting the interest in the area, which has cheaper rents than Brooklyn and Manhattan but offers transportation to those boroughs.