Howard Hughes Corp. Brings Scotch & Soda to the Seaport District

The Amsterdam-based retailer is setting up shop in the revitalized Seaport District in Lower Manhattan.

By Ioana Neamt

Rendering of the redeveloped Seaport District in New York
Rendering of the redeveloped Seaport District in New York

New York—Amsterdam-based clothing label Scotch & Soda is opening a new store in Lower Manhattan’s Seaport District, The Howard Hughes Corp. recently announced. The retailer is the latest to join the roster of companies setting up shop in New York City’s oldest neighborhood.

“This latest addition to the Seaport District is another example of how this storied neighborhood is reinventing itself as a leading culinary, fashion, entertainment and cultural hub,” David Weinreb, CEO of Howard Hughes, said in a prepared statement. “We are pleased to welcome Scotch & Soda to the neighborhood and offer their distinct style to the growing Lower Manhattan community.”

Howard Hughes is currently redeveloping the Seaport District, located on the East River in Lower Manhattan, into a top destination for New Yorkers and visitors alike. The revitalized district will encompass seven buildings on several city blocks, and will include two flagship restaurants by chefs Jean-Georges and David Chang, a 40,000-square-foot food market in the restored Tin Building, a McNally Jackson Books bookshop, and an eight-screen movie theater by iPic Theaters.

“We are very pleased to expand our New York City network downtown into the city’s oldest new neighborhood,” Ari Hoffman, CEO of Scotch & Soda, stated. “The redevelopment of the Seaport District’s waterfront, surrounded by historic buildings and cobblestone streets, is a natural environment for Scotch & Soda. The neighborhood’s sense of authenticity and intimacy suits our brand well.”

Originally established in the 1980s, Scotch & Soda was relaunched in 2001 under new leadership. The label currently operates more than 100 stores worldwide, and the Seaport District store will be its first location in Lower Manhattan.