Williamsburg is well past the point of being a simple, quiet neighborhood. With a slew of celebrated restaurants and mom-and-pop shops and its multitude of major events spaces, it was only a matter of time before chain stores began moving in. The first major player was Whole Foods, which is slated to open by Winter 2014. In two or three years, Williamsburg may be home to an Anthropologie, J.Crew, New York Sports Club, Joe Fresh and Citibank.
Another hotly-discussed newcomer is the Urban Outfitters concept store, Space Ninety 8, of which Crain’s New York broke news back in March 2013 and after a few setbacks, including a liquor license denial, it looks like this is really happening.
This morning, New York and Racked shared a simple illustration and description of what the new store will offer. The basement will feature a rotating cast of pop-up shops with the inaugural store coming from Adidas Blue, while the first floor will feature items from Dusen Dusen and Urban Vintage. The second and third floors will sell womenswear and menswear, respectively, and after a long day of shopping, patrons can hang out at the first NYC location of popular L.A. eatery and bar, The Gorbals, which will also be on the third floor. Finally, the roof will be turned into what we can only imagine will be a wildly popular outdoor dining space/flower shop once summer is in full swing.
Space Ninety 8, which you’ll find sitting pretty at 98 N. 6th St., will open in less than two months, reports Racked, though there’s no official opening date.
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