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Lord & Taylor Announces Major Long Island Store Renovations

New York, NY – (February 11, 2016) – Lord & Taylor announced today that two of its top stores—Manhasset and Garden City—are undergoing major renovation projects to create new and modern shopping experiences for their customers. Both stores will remain open to shoppers throughout the duration of the projects. All entrances are usable at Garden City, whereas Manhasset’s rear door near Shelter Rock Road is currently the only accessible entrance.

“Lord & Taylor is delighted to be adding to our footprint on Long Island where we have a long history and loyal customers,” said Liz Rodbell, president, Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay. “Elevating the design of Manhasset and Garden City will allow Lord & Taylor to better serve the community and deliver an exciting experience to customers for years to come.”

Manhasset, which is Lord & Taylor’s—and the country’s—first ever branch store, opened in 1941 and celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. It is undergoing a two-year renovation and expansion project scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017. The expansion phase, which will add more than 39,000 square feet to the free-standing store, is now underway. Once completed, the store will grow to more than 122,000 square feet.

When the renovation is complete, the Manhasset store will have a more intuitive flow, new finishes, and upgraded services. Some highlights of the project include: the ladies’ shoe department will nearly double in size from 5,700 to 10,500 square feet; upgrades to floors, lighting, fixtures and hardware; refreshed fitting rooms, new service desks, and a new personal shopping office.

Also part of the project is to create a new main entrance at the rear of the store, adjacent to the parking lot near Shelter Rock Road. The entrance will feature two-story tall windows swathing the new double-height atrium in natural light.

The Garden City renovation will be completed this fall, touching all areas of the two-level, freestanding building. In addition to a new men’s environment on the upper level, the cosmetics area on the lower level will be enlarged and enhanced with a new spa room and several new brands. The store will also receive updated finishes and upgraded customer touchpoints, including fitting rooms, service desks and a personal shopping office. Sarabeth’s at Lord & Taylor Garden City will receive a modern makeover as well.

The renovation will expose the building’s original exterior windows, as well as an atrium inside of the main entrance, both offering the store more natural light, while honoring its midcentury heritage.


Founded in 1826, Lord & Taylor is the oldest department store in the United States and one of the country’s premier retailers. It has built its reputation on offering high-quality fashion apparel and accessories, exciting store environments, and seamless service. Lord & Taylor operates 50 full-line locations primarily in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S., and It is part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio.


Elizabeth FitzGerald
Lord & Taylor