03 October 2017 0 Comments Posted By : Glen Korstrom

Vancouver’s RYU to open in Brooklyn

Vancouver athletics and leisurewear seller RYU Apparel Inc. (TSX Venture: RYU) plans to open a store in Brooklyn, New York early next year in an opening that would mark the brand’s sixth store.

RYU, which stands for Respect Your Universe, opened its fourth store, at 361 Queen Street, in Toronto, on September 25. It plans to open its fifth store, at Metropolis at Metrotown on October 14 or October 15, RYU CEO Marcello Leone told Business in VancouverOctober 2.

Other stores are on West 4th Avenue and on Thurlow Street near Robson Street in Vancouver, and at Park Royal in West Vancouver.

He plans to have eight stores by the end of 2018 and said he will announce two more locations in the near future.

“Williamsburg is an up-and-coming neighbourhood in Brooklyn and it’s near Manhattan,” Leone said, when asked why he did not locate on Manhattan Island.

“A lot of people who work in Manhattan, live in Williamsburg so it allows us to do our activations and let people get to know us and our brand.”

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