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Hudson Yards—the $15
million billion development project over on Manhattan's Far West Side—could someday be the future home of Fashion Week. At least that's what Mayor Bloomberg is pushing for. So instead of just trekking over to the West Side to go to the Piers for a few shows, the fashion world might someday be spending an entire week there at Hudson Yards' Culture Shed center. "Fashion week has grown so much. It's outgrown Lincoln Center already. It certainly outgrew Bryant Park a long time ago," he tells WWD.
But that might not be the only thing coming to Hudson Yards. Rumors have been circulating for a while now that Nordstrom might open up its first Manhattan store there. However, it's not the company's only option: Nordstrom has been checking out other spots—like a tower near the Time Warner Center and the former Drake Hotel location—so nothing is set in stone.
WWD points out that one of the Hudson Yards property developers, Related Cos., is the same company behind the Shops at Columbus Circle, meaning that "retailers are likely to bet on the Hudson Yards project" due to the success of the stores within the Time Warner Center. Coach has already signed on to plant its global headquarters there, and Hudson Yards is hoping to add some upscale specialty retailers, like J.Crew, and major luxury brands to round everything out.
· Hudson Yards Aims for Fashion Set [WWD]
· Could it Be? Nordstrom Seen "Eyeing" Up Hudson Yards [Racked NY]