Remix Market opens Brooklyn location in Industry City
INDUSTRY CITY — Remix Market, a secondhand shop selling a variety of home furnishings, art, home goods, and more, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this past Friday, commemorating the opening of its newest store in Brooklyn’s Industry City.
The company is rooted in helping keep reusable items out of landfills, according to Josh Cohen, its founder and president, adding that most of the merchandise comes from people’s homes and businesses — “stuff that they are getting rid of,” Cohen said, “which are then brought back to life for folks to buy at heavily discounted prices.
“In that respect, it’s good for the economy, because there are a lot of people struggling to buy things these days,” he added. “We’re also creating jobs in every store that we open.”
Currently, there are 18 Remix Markets in existence, mostly along the northeast, and that number is growing every month, Cohen pointed out.
The company’s newest location, however, is approximately 4,000 square feet — more boutique, and considerably smaller than many of its counterparts.
“We chose Industry City as a location mainly because it has such a cool, hip vibe and fits in perfectly with this type of secondhand store,” Cohen explained. “We’re very excited to be here and be a part of what’s developing in this part of Brooklyn.”
“The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC) is proud to support the grand opening of Remix Market, right here in Industry City,” said Randy Peers, President and CEO of the BCC. “They are a business whose mission is good for both the economy, and the environment, and it’s fitting that they have found a Brooklyn home here in Industry City which houses some of the most creative and innovative companies in the borough.”
Remix Market is owned and operated by its sister company, Junkluggers, the nation’s leader in sustainable junk removal.
“Remix was created to help Junkluggers fulfill its mission and support a circular economy, through the sale of highly discounted items/treasures salvaged on jobs,” Cohen said.
State Sen. Iwen Chu, who incidentally made one of the new store’s first purchases, said that it’s great for her as a southern Brooklyn resident to have a business like Remix in her neighborhood.
“You can find a lot of gems here; it’s a bit like a treasure hunt,” Chu said. “You never know what you are going to come across. And the merchandise is in such good condition. If these things go to a landfill it ends up being a waste. It’s better that they find a second home and a second life – and people that can appreciate them, like me!”
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