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There's a lot of things going on at Century 21, both at the upcoming Upper West Side location and at the downtown flagship across from the World Trade Center. For starters, new shiny signage has recently arrived on the UWS windows, meaning the expected opening date of Fall 2011 could be quite feasible. Not to be overshadowed by its fancy new partner, the downtown store's June announcement of expansion plans seems to be coming along pretty well.
Crain's reports that "the City's Council's Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises unanimously approved the apparel store's plans to expand its location" by a whopping 76,200 square feet. Next up: the proposal goes to the Committee on Land Use and then to the full Council for the official O.K. If approved, Century 21 would be allowed to occupy the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors of the building, which used to be offices but are now vacant. Know what that means? The discount store would be seven floors deep.
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