BROOKLYN — Century 21, the discount department store chain based in New York, opened its newest location in Downtown Brooklyn this week.
The 11th location for the retailer features women’s, men’s, shoes, accessories, children’s, cosmetics and home departments; and will be the first full-line department store to open in Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Street in over 50 years. The store occupies four floors and 140,000 square feet of City Point, a 1.8 million-square foot retail, residential and office space under development.
The store is located at 445 Albee Square West (at Futlon St.) in Brooklyn.
“Our company appreciates communities rich with character – places where we can become an organic thread of the community and deliver real value to our consumers,” states Raymond Gindi, Co-CEO of Century 21 Department Store. “Our City Point location will bring numerous employment opportunities to the area with 300 full and part-time positions. It will feature a Brooklyn Roasting Company Café, a LXR&CO luxury vintage boutique, MAC Cosmetics and much more.”
In addition to the café and luxury vintage boutique, Century 21 Department Store in City Point will feature the company’s widely popular C21on1 stylist program available in person and by appointment, along with upscale fitting rooms & an expanded women’s sizing department. The store’s design features gorgeous chandeliers that bask the space in light and clean, streamlined fixtures are merchandised to create a more boutique experience.
For more than 50 years, Century 21 Department Store has operated in the off-price sector, presenting high-end and contemporary designer merchandise in beautifully designed stores that create a luxury shopping experience. In recent years, the company has experienced expanded growth with the opening of two additional stores (Philadelphia and Green Acres) and an additional opening planned for Fall 2016 in Sawgrass Mills in Florida. Additionally, Century 21 Department Store just concluded a pop-up venture in Santa Monica, CA in partnership with WithMe, the industry leaders in hi-tech, immersion retail experiences.
Century 21 was originally founded in 1961 with its first store at 472 86th Street in Brooklyn. The chain’s flagship store is in lower Manhattan across from the World Trade Center.