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Dumbo Might Be Getting a Huge Big-Box Retail Space

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51 Jay Street. Photo by <a href="http://dumbonyc.com/2011/12/07/51-jay-street-warehouse-in-dumbo-on-the-market/">Dumbo NYC</a>
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A warehouse on Dumbo's Jay Street sold for a whopping $25 million last month, and according to the Brooklyn Paper, it could eventually house anything from a new supermarket to a big-box retail chain. The space is located between Water and Plymouth Streets, and spans an entire block with "as much floor area as two-thirds of a football field."

A spokesperson from the Massey Knakal real estate firm explained, "This site has the largest footprint in [the neighborhood], and possibly in all of the greater Downtown Brooklyn market, which makes it so unique. The ability to offer big box retail could really change the landscape."

So what are we talking about here? Fairway, Whole Foods, or Trader Joe's? Or maybe an Ikea, Target, or a ginormous H&M? As of now, the plans are completely up in the air, but feel free to sound off on your own personal hopes, dreams, and fears in the comments below.
· Jumbo sale in DUMBO: Massive lot could become huge retail space [BP]
· All Dumbo Neighborhood Coverage [Racked NY]

Jay Street Warehouse

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