The borough president who helped bring Trader Joe’s to Atlantic Avenue has set his sights on a new upscale target — a Nordstrom department store.
“Now that [Trader Joe’s] is done, we can go to the next one,” Borough President Markowitz told The Brooklyn Paper several days after leading a jubilant parade from Borough Hall to the Court Street bank building where the gourmet grocer is setting up its first Kings County store.
“Nordstrom would be awesome in Brooklyn. Now we have Trader Joe’s, Ikea, Whole Foods and all the other great retailers. That would complete it,” Markowitz said, still exuberant from his Joe’s victory lap.
From Marty's Facebook -
Attention, shoppers! A brand-new, 41,000-sq.-ft. Nordstrom Rack will open at 505 Fulton Street in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn in spring 2014! Bravo to Albert Laboz and United American Land, LLC!
And from Crains -
In another win for Downtown Brooklyn's once-beleaguered Fulton Street Mall, department store Nordstrom will open an off-price store at 505 Fulton St., the Seattle-based chain announced Tuesday. Scheduled to debut in spring 2014, the 41,000-square-foot Nordstrom Rack will be located on the second floor of the building that houses T.J. Maxx and H&M on the ground floor.
"We want to be in the top locations across the country, so this spot at the heart of downtown Brooklyn is big for us," said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack, in a statement. "We are thrilled to become a part of this exciting community at a historic location."
The new store will mark Nordstrom's first foray into Brooklyn. The apparel chain opened the city's first Nordstrom Rack, where apparel and accessories are discounted between 30% and 70%, in Union Square three years ago. It is planning to open a full-price store in 2018, in a tower to be built on West 57th Street in midtown Manhattan.
Congrats Marty! Way to go!