Report: Urban Outfitters Coming


Racked reports that Urban Outfitters has signed a lease at 164 Atlantic Avenue. The store will occupy the first floor and basement of the property creating a 9,900 square foot outlet.

The building was renovated and converted to apartments and retail units last year by Two Trees Management. 

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  • MadeInBrooklyn

    oh, how wonderful… gag.

  • Chris

    I don’t know what your gagging about. I think it’s awesome.

  • Billy Reno

    Yay! I can dress like Ashton Kutcher well into my 50s!

  • bhb reader

    … not as good as a floating pool, but it works for me!

  • Beavis

    Yippee, more homoginization for the County of Kings. Looking forward to another ChuckECheese on Atlantic in the near future. Pretty soon, we’ll be just like Anytown, USA.

  • residenté

    Well, at least it’s not a bank. But damn. Brooklyn is losing it.

  • Teddy

    I’m sure some people wouldn’t mind seeing a Apple store open in the area. I wonder if they have any plans for Brooklyn ?

  • Claude Scales

    I read somewhere that Apple is definitely looking for a spot in Brooklyn, but haven’t settled on anything yet.

  • Teddy

    I just found it, thanks. Is there anything available in this area that would be large enough for Apple’s new Brooklyn flagship store ?

  • MadeInBrooklyn

    i am gagging due to the eventual and total death of “mom and pop” businesses within thiis once fine borough.

  • pbdotc

    i wonder if they’ll hire the key food clerks to slam down all the faux hipsters’ purchases on the counter.

  • pbdotc

    > total death of “mom and pop”

    you’re kidding right?

    there are mom and pop shops every two damn feet

    i know exactly where to go when i want to pay $38 for a onesie.

  • pbdotc

    i should like to know what will become of the space that used to be the bp/amoco … that one that up and disappeared a few months back.

    done commenting now.

  • Beavis

    What’s replacing the BP/Amoco, now that I no longer have a good mechanic in the nabe?….take a guess….more “luxury” condos!

  • nabeguy

    What better way to make the inmates at the BHOD realize the error of their ways than by forcing them to see how the other half lives.

  • pbdotc

    beavis … question for you … did kooky guy at the bp/amoco ever ask you weird questions about how to hack people w/ computers? they always fixed my honda up right but he was a bit strange. i got the feeling he fled the country.

  • bhb reader

    My problem with the “mom & pop” stores are the (often) poor staffing. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve walked in & out of Lassen lately without being served – because there are too few people behind the counter, or they’re all working on phone orders instead of dealing with the people at the counter. Subway keeps the lines moving and I’m praying daily for Panera to open at Clinton & Montague!!!

  • Beavis

    I dealt with Andy at BP/Amoco and he was a competent mechanic and very fair with the pricing. He was old school.

    There was another guy named Nick, who was kinda squirrely and I never would leave my car with him. I would call ahead to see if Andy was in that day.

    Alas, no more.

    The “service” station at the corner of Old Fulton and Columbia Heights is a TOTAL ripoff. I think that guy just wants to restore old classics. There aren’t many other choices in the nabe.

    Anyone have a good mechanic recommendation within walking distance now that BP/Amoco is gone?

    Lately, I’ve been heading down to 4th Avenue.

  • littletarsier

    Gothamist is reporting that the Apple store will go in at Atlantic & Clinton. Lassen is a disaster – this site is peppered with people who have gotten food poisoning from them, and their service is awful. But an urban outfitters is better than another brokerage and certainly better than a bank.

  • spm

    I want to defend Lassen and Hennig. I’ve never had a food problem and I find the people working there friendly. Sure, they’re busy, but you wait on line and they’re always smiling and courteous when you get to the register. In fact, if the line gets too long, someone always comes from behind the counter and takes the other register as well. Food is fresh and tasty and it’s one of the few places to get a quart of fresh-squeezed oj.

  • Anon

    I live around the corner from here, and even though I don’t normally shop at Urban Outfitters, I’m almost certain lots of other people will. I can say this because of it’s intimate proximity to a certain Trader Joe’s that’s going to open two doors down.

    Personally, I love to see the development. Businesses beat no businesses pretty much anyday.

  • No One of Consequence

    The Mobil station on the other side of Flatbush off Tilary. It’s just a total pain to get to. Otherwise, I take the car to the burbs for mechanic work.

  • pbdotc

    > Gothamist is reporting that the Apple store will go in at Atlantic & Clinton

    Where? Which corner?

  • littletarsier

    @pbdotc: they initially wrote that it was on Atlantic and Clinton, but have now added that their source is “unsubstantiated”, so who knows!

  • Evan

    I’d also be smiling if I was selling you a tuna wrap with a quarter of an ounce of tuna in it for 6.95. Lassen is an enormous rip off. I’ve never gotten food poisoning there but I stopped shopping there. The one time i am willing to be massively ripped off and buy a tuna wrap is of course always the day when they’re out of tuna wraps. Sure, they can make you one, if you want to stand in front of the deli counter for 4 hours till they get around to asking what you want.

  • lifer

    Gothamist thought Apple was going in where Outfitters is now(that was awhile ago) .There was talk of Apple at the foot of the Williamsburg Savings Bank (not gonna happen), and maybe the retail that will open in the ground floor of Borough Hall. Then again, alot of people in the blog world were speculating 5th ave or Williamsburg.