Century 21 Department Store Commits To Fulton Mall: Opening In 2015

Following Downtown Brooklyn’s gentrification with the recent arrival or soon-to-open Shake Shack, Gap, Panera Bread, H&M and T.J. Maxx along Fulton Mall, the latest retailer committing to the rapidly expanding shopping destination is Century 21 Department Store.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the high-end label discount retailer has signed a deal to open a 125,000 SF store in the City Point development: the first new department store in Downtown BK since the 1970s.

“By landing Century 21, developers said they would be able to break ground this summer on the bulk of the City Point development—675,000 square feet of retail and commercial space and 690 new market-rate and ‘affordable’ apartment units at Dekalb and Flatbush avenues,” WSJ says. Century 21’s store is scheduled to open when construction of the 1.3 million-square-foot City Point’s second phase is completed in fall 2015.

WSJ adds, “The transformation of Fulton Mall from a Downtown Brooklyn den of cheap cellphone outlet and fast-food joints into a more upscale shopping hub is set to take a significant step forward.” See the full story here.

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  • bornhere

    Macy’s didn’t replace A&S until the mid-90s. Hard to believe it’s that new….

  • Josh G

    Yes! This is awesome.

  • C.

    What I don’t understand is if they are moving into phase 2 then why does the rendering show them in phase 1? Are they going to be in both?

  • q

    More bland crap! Thanks???

  • q

    Also, how are Century 21, Shake Shack, Gap, Panera Bread, H&M and T.J. Maxx upscale? Someone let me know.

  • WillowSt.Neighbor

    All of the above is upscale compared to what’s there now.

  • Josh G

    Exactly.. Century 21 is a bit more upscale than, say, Jimmy Jazz.

  • stuart

    so the recently completed building is going to be empty from now until 2015? That doesn’t make sense. How can that building stay empty for so long?

  • Willowtowncop

    I walked down Fulton St tonight for the first time in a long time on my wa to Downtown Alehouse ( the only thing I like about downtown Brooklyn) and noticed the Gap for the first time. It was closed but it doesn’t appear to be a normal Gap but a factory store. I assume that’s like an outlet?

  • WillowSt.Neighbor

    Yes, the Gap is a factory outlet. I went in to check out the toddler clothes. I saw a lot of mom’s there checking things out. I read that on opening day the lines stretched from the cash registers to nearly out the door. I am not surprised. My daughter shops at Gap Kids and is happy with the clothes.
    It’s a nice addition to the neighborhood.
    There are also clothes for adults.