Left to right: Jim Scarpone, Director, Shawmut Design and Construction; Bjørn Gulden, CEO, PUMA; David Margolius, Vice President of Retail, Shawmut Design and Construction
Shawmut celebrated the grand opening of PUMA’s Fifth Ave flagship, both its first North American flagship and brick-and-mortar location in New York. Members of Shawmut’s retail team, including Vice President of Retail David Margolius, were on hand to commemorate the opening at a special VIP experience last Thursday.
“We were excited to be chosen as part of the very skilled team that brought PUMA’s vision for its flagship to life,” said David Margolius, Vice President of Retail at Shawmut. “Our extensive experience building retail flagships—specifically on Fifth Avenue—coupled with our history of working with PUMA created a collaborative synergy that resulted in delivering a one-of-a-kind space.”
PUMA’s two-floor, 18,000-square-foot flagship features sports experiences including F1 racing and soccer simulators, a customization studio, technological integrations, and a coffee shop. The store’s state-of-the-art glass and metal façade required meticulous coordination and planning, and the Shawmut team drew on its extensive experience with logistically-challenging elements to safely install the storefront.