About us

 

Hello and welcome to ENCORE at The Penthouse – Brooklyn’s very own Home Decor, Accessories and Gift Store.

How did this come about?  Well, my family purchased the building and renamed it The Penthouse Cinema in the mid-1970s so this has been a part of my life for a very long time.  I returned from overseas and joined the family business and over the last 30+ years I like to think that my husband, Iain, and I have put our own stamp on the business ensuring that all our changes and refurbishments have always been respectful of the original charm of the cinema and the art deco building.  We expanded from a single cinema to now having 4 cinema screens and we opened a licensed café that not just serves great coffee & baking but also meals for lunch and dinner.

We have all been affected by Covid and this crazy new world we now all live in.  Being in lockdown made us think long and hard and recognize that life is fluid and forever changing, especially now.  So we embraced this time to think outside the square and make a few changes ourselves.  We decided to take one of our front rooms and create a home décor, accessories and gift store, hence the birth of Encore at The Penthouse.

The name Encore essentially means ‘more’ and it also has a connection to theatre ... and so we wanted to give you MORE by offering you a combined experience of being able to enjoy refreshments at our café, watch a favourite movie in one of the cinemas and now visit our lifestyle store, all in one lovely place ... and hope you will be inspired by our range of products to purchase for yourself, your family and your friends. 

We very much feel a part of the Brooklyn village which does not currently have a gift store and we wanted to do our part to look after our neighbours – afterall it takes a village!

We appreciate it is going to take some time to grow the business and become known, and we are also feeling our way with product.  We hope you will join us on this journey of discovery so we can source product you will love.

We are also setting up our website so for those of you who wish to shop from the comfort of your own home.   We hope to share some of our products and inspirations on Instagram and Facebook ... so please do follow us – but please also call in and visit us. 

We look forward to welcoming you to ENCORE at The Penthouse

 

Our store is located at 205 Ohiro Road, Brooklyn, Wellington