Epic Second-Hand Stores on Wednesday became the latest retailer to open in a second-home-improvement project after a developer in Chicago agreed to buy a second warehouse for $25 million.
The company, Green Market Real Estate LLC, said it plans to open the space on Saturday in the historic East Village neighborhood, a former manufacturing center where a new apartment building is being built.
The company has not yet determined the location of the warehouse, which was built in the 1970s and has a parking lot on the site.
Green Market Real Property is a real estate developer that has been focused on second-life properties.
It is owned by the Green family, which has been among the largest owners of home improvement and remodeling companies in the U.S.
It plans to add an additional 50,000 square feet to its existing warehouse space, which it is using to make second-homes.
The second-oldest business in the nation will open in about three weeks, the company said in a statement.
The site, which is on a busy road in the heart of the city, has been vacant for more than a year and was in disrepair.