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Love it or hate it, everyone's moving to Brooklyn: your friends, Whole Foods, and Century 21. To keep track of the dizzying number of plans, rumors, and development projects in borough B, we've rounded up a few of the biggest names and boldest locations in easily digestible list form. After the jump, find a neighborhood blow-by-blow of who's opening where and when.
H&M: After five years of plans (and delays) Brooklyn's second H&M will open tomorrow—with free gift cards for the first 250 people lined up.
Century 21: The discount department store will anchor the City Point development at the corner of Dekalb and Flatbush Avenues with a 2015 opening.
Nordstrom Rack: A long-rumored Nordstrom Rack in Brooklyn was recently confirmed, but with no opening date announced.
Whole Foods: Later this year, Gowanus will see a massive Whole Foods topped with a Gotham Greens-run roof farm.
Anthropologie, Whole Foods, Joe Fresh: Whole Foods will anchor a complex at 242 Bedford Avenue that will offer additional non-grocery retail space. Anthropologie is rumored to be in the works for the location, as is Joe Fresh, though neither are confirmed.
Urban Outfitters: The UO confirmed for 98 N. Sixth Street recently applied for a food and beverage permits, with rumors of an in-store bar.
Sephora: The makeup giant will be the debut tenant of the Brooklyn Municipal Building, with YogaWorks and other women's fashion retailers in talks for the location.
J. Crew: The announcement of the apparel shop at 151 Court Street caused a ton of ruckus when it was revealed that a local grocer would have to exit to make way for the store's early 2014 opening.
Domino Sugar Factory: A presentation was given regarding plans for the retail portion of this huge South Williamsburg project with a Power Point slide reading "No Big Box."
Bushwick Mall: Originally billed as a "grittier Chelsea Market," the huge space at 82 Bogart Street is being developed by Massey Knakal, who "plans to cater to unmet retail needs of the dense residential population in the area while remaining sensitive to the local culture that has made Bushwick so unique." Expect this project to be completed late this year or early next year.
Dumbo: An enormous space at 51 Jay Street is also being developed by Massey Knakal and while nothing has been announced, it has all the marking of big box readiness.