Royal Green Appliance Center
280 Broadway
(at Reade)
Home Decor

Even though eighty percent of Royal Green’s business is to the trade, everyone is welcome to its new appliance showroom at Broadway and Reade. The new showroom manages to pack a lot into its 3,000 square feet, while simultaneously managing not to leave you feeling like you’ve wandered into a warehouse. Eleven manufacturers are featured, each with a clock noting the time at its headquarters: Bosch/Thermador, Jenn Air, Dacor, Bertazzoni, Viking Range, Sub Zero/Wolf, GE Monogram, Liebherr, Fisher & Paykel, Blue Star, and Miele. Generally, the manufacturers get their own residential-style vignette, although occasionally a specific type of device—wine storage, laundry—is grouped by type. Long based in White Plains, Royal Green was founded in 1955 as Leibert Brothers. In 1995, Stuart Royal and Jay Greenspan took over, changing the name to Leiberts Royal Green. Now the company is simply Royal Green, but the bread and butter of the business remains the same: refrigerators, ovens, cooktops, range hoods, dishwashers, and so on. If you’re not embarking on an upgrade/renovation, you might be once you scope out the built-in coffee machines, the microwave drawers that open with wave of the hand, or the Dacor refrigerator with a porcelain interior.