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Apple And Barneys Sniffing Out Property In WBurg?

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Are Apple and Barneys looking at opening stores in Williamsburg? Real Estate columnist Lois Weiss certainly thinks so. In a piece in today's paper, the Post writer's headline screams, somewhat misleadingly, "B'klyn Gets Apple, Barneys." Her article goes on to state that, via "sources," she hears that the two companies are merely looking at The Edge, a huge new development on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. She writes: " Barneys is exploring opening a more than 9,000 foot co-op, while Apple's reps at Madison Retail Group have been spotted checking out a corner store of between 3,000 and 5,000 feet. Tenants won't get possession, however, for another year." Williamsburg would seem to be a good choice for Apple (as we posited a month ago when we broke the news that the retailer was planning a Brooklyn outpost), but Barneys Co-op as well? Color us impressed, surprised, and a bit confounded. One thing's for sure: The only "edge" that that neighborhood has left is the aforementioned massive luxury condo building. Williamsburg, we hardly knew you.
· B'klyn Gets Apple, Barneys [NY Post]
· Exclusive: Apple Plans Flagship Store in Brooklyn [Racked]