Yes, that probably is jackhammers you're hearing while shopping at MartinPatrick 3. Work is about to begin on an expansion—yep, another one. This time, the luxury store for men and home really is taking over all of Third Avenue. Okay, not quite—but close. MartinPatrick 3 is adding another 6,000 square feet of space to the 11,000 it already occupies. For perspective: that's big. Really, really big for a boutique.
The interior design studio will move to the far back (north) of the space. Much of the new square footage will be devoted to a VIP lounge with private fitting rooms and even a bar for the independent retailer's most elite clients. Here's hoping they offer public tours of the "inner sanctum" before it is sealed off from those of us that delight in the occasional MP3 storewide sale.
Construction is expected to be complete in October.