New 'membership club' SaksWorks coming to vacant Lord & Taylor space

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After almost two years, the vacant Lord & Taylor building in Eastchester is getting a new tenant.

SaksWorks, a co-working space owned by Saks Fifth Avenue parent company Hudson Bay Company, is coming soon to 750 White Plains Road.

A co-working space provides environments that allow visitors to work outside of their office or homes alongside other professionals. In addition to work spaces, the Eastchester SaksWorks will have a lounge, a cafe and workout space.

A look inside one of SaksWorks' Greenwich location.
A look inside one of SaksWorks' Greenwich location.

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Memberships are $299 for a month-to-month membership or $250 per month for an annual plan. Day passes are also available for $49.

"SaksWorks is an elevated co-working environment that fosters work-life balance and connection," said Trenesa Danuser, Head of Communications HBC Properties and Investments. "Members enjoy a suite of options through various tailored amenities, including diverse meeting spaces, wellness offerings, and cafes."

A look at SaksWorks' Greenwich, Connecticut location.
A look at SaksWorks' Greenwich, Connecticut location.

SaksWorks has three other locations including two in Manhattan and one inGreenwich, Connecticut. A Manhasset location is also on the way. Monthly and annual memberships allow access to any of the company's five locations. Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination is required for each of its locations.

"The Eastchester location was chosen to complement our New York-metropolitan portfolio in urban and suburban areas, affording our members a choice to work within the city or communities closer to home," Danuser said.

Lord & Taylor, founded in New York City in 1826, went out of business in August 2020 closing all its locations, including those in Eastchester, Yonkers and Stamford, Connecticut. The company had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier that same August.

In this 2020 file photo, the exterior of the now closed Eastchester Lord & Taylor location.
In this 2020 file photo, the exterior of the now closed Eastchester Lord & Taylor location.

The Eastchester store, an anchor for the Vernon Hills Shopping Center, opened in 1947 as part of the retailer's first wave of suburban "branch" stores, a revolutionary direction for department stores. After the closure of the New York City flagship Lord & Taylor store in 2019, the Eastchester store became a de facto flagship and was noted as being one of the company's most popular and profitable.

No opening date for SaksWorks has been set as of publication.

To learn more about SaksWorks, go to saksworks.com.

Heather Clark covers business openings and closings throughout Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. Keep up on the latest comings and goings by joining our Facebook group at What's going there Westchester, Rockland, Putnam. Contact Clark via email, hclark@lohud.com.

This article originally appeared on Rockland/Westchester Journal News: Co-working space will open in Eastchester's vacant Lord & Taylor

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