Muji Opening at 52 Cooper Square


As 51 Astor Place nears completion, Cooper Square is getting another dose of minimalism, and the Bowery is getting another chain retailer: Muji, a Japanese home supplies and knickknack store, is moving into 52 Cooper Square.

This will be the international chain’s fifth New York City location, including stores on Broadway in SoHo, and at JFK. The brand is also carried at MoMA’s Design Stores.

According to Yoko Kaku, a corporate representative, the outpost near Astor Place will open in mid-April.

The total cost of the renovation, which includes the ground floor and the cellar, is estimated to be $233,120, according to a construction permit application filed with the Department of Buildings.

Muji has stores in 23 countries throughout the world, according to its Website.