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It's no secret that Fulton Street in Brooklyn is undergoing some major changes, so when the New York Times titles a story "National Retailers Discover a Brooklyn Mall," it sounds like a case for The Times Is On It, the Twitter account that aggregates the paper's most obvious titles. But this latest entry in the chronicles of the mall's shift from low-budget chains to national retailers does contain some new information.

Three notable details:

1) Furniture chain Raymour & Flanigan just signed a lease for the second floor of 490 Fulton Street. A rep for the company says they were influenced by all the other big brands moving in.

2) Blind item! One developer "is also close to signing a 45,000 square foot lease with a major apparel retailer," says the Times. That's a lot bigger than the incoming H&M or the T.J. Maxx, so this has to be someone important.

3) Armani Exchange is close to signing a lease in the building that will also someday house Century 21.

That Century 21, by the way, is going to be the first department store to open in Downtown Brooklyn in half a century, according to the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
· National Retailers Discover a Brooklyn Mall [NYT]
· @NYTOnIt [Twitter]
· All Fulton Mall coverage [Racked NY]

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