The Gap Factory Store opened its doors at the Fulton Street Mall in Brooklyn, NYC early last week. The Gap join other national retailers like Aeropostale and Aldo. Does that mean it’s time to bid farewell to the local electronic, jewelry and discount stores?
Shoppers seemed excited about the Gap Factory Store on opening day, as customers grabbed marked-down jeans and dresses and lines stretched from the registers to the fitting rooms in the back.
In January, Target announced it would open a location at the future CityPoint project at the eastern end of Fulton Mall, with a Downtown Brooklyn outpost of Century 21 perhaps following suit.
An H&M is on the way, too, with signs up at Fulton and Bridge streets informing customers that “the wait is almost over.”
In a December poll about national chains moving into the Fulton Mall, 51 percent of readers said the chain stores were convenient, and saved them a trip in Manhattan for their shopping.