HELL’S KITCHEN, NY — A rarity amid a dire retail climate in New York City, an expansive new business has arrived in Hell’s Kitchen: Olde Good Things, an antique and architectural salvage store, which opened in the neighborhood on Friday.
The 8,000-square-foot, two-floor space on West 52nd Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues has room for large reclaimed items, including gates, columns and windows, as well as light fixtures, mirrors and other furniture, the company said in a news release.
The store is also selling reclaimed items from New York landmarks, including the Waldorf Astoria, the Plaza Hotel and the Flatiron Building, the store said.
The Hell’s Kitchen location joins two existing Olde Good Things stores on Bowery and the Upper West Side, as well as locations in Los Angeles and Scranton, Pa.
The shops are operated by the Church of Bible Understanding, a Pennsylvania-based Evangelical Christian church which has reportedly poured millions of dollars into the stores.
Proceeds from the shops help fund the church’s charitable work in Haiti, according to the OGT website. Earlier this year, 13 children were killed in a fire in a Haiti orphanage operated by the church, which is now facing allegations of neglect.
Olde Good Things began in the 1990s in a Chelsea flea market before opening its own stores, according to the company website.