Daiso Japan to open at Rye Ridge Mall

RYE BROOK, NY – Get ready to buy a whole range of things you didn’t even know you needed until you saw them on the shelf. The highly addictive Diaso Japan is coming to town.

The Rye Ridge Shopping Center, Plaza and South has announced that popular Japanese “price-optimized” retailer Daiso has signed a long-term lease for the 6,000 square foot space formerly occupied by Ace Hardware.

Daiso, based in Hiroshima, Japan, is a popular general merchandise store with a dedicated customer base. The chain, with over 5,000 stores in over 25 countries, is known for offering an eclectic, yet practical, design-driven mix of over 100,000 products and 40,000 product lines. Think Ikea meets dollar store.

After opening its first US store in Seattle in 2005, the company quickly expanded across the country. Other New York Daiso locations include: Scarsdale, Flushing, Rego Park, Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Daiso’s merchandise has an international reputation for high quality with a competitive pricing strategy. Daiso designs and manufactures many of its products itself. Stores typically carry $1.75 products covering holiday decor, party favors, storage solutions, kitchenware, beauty products, stationery, gift wrap, greeting cards, pet supplies, gardening supplies, electronics, snacks, toys and school/craft supplies. While the majority of items are priced at $1.75, some items may sell for a bit more. The company says there’s something new to experience with every visit.

Daiso products are also famous for being the subject of “carry” videos on social media for everything from cosmetic application to crafting, slime and baking videos. The grand openings of Daiso stores are known to draw lines that meander around the building.

“I worked to bring Daiso here for many years,” said Erin Hinchey, Rye Ridge Mall leasing agent. “They are the perfect complement to our existing retailers. They will provide our customers with products of great importance in their daily lives, all of great design and at truly quality prices. I am so excited that they are opening .”

Daiso joins recent new leases, totaling over 20,000 square feet, with Madison’s Niche, Amazing Lash, Prosper IV, JECTNYC, CityMD and Dr. David Stern.

The Rye Ridge Mall, Plaza & South are located at Ridge and Bowman Avenues in Rye Brook NY.

Edwin S. Wolfe