Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
We recently heard about the first tenants announced for Turnstyle, the shopping center that's coming to the Columbus Circle subway stop, and it looks like that's just the tip of the iceberg—project manager Susan Fine told the New York Times that for the 40 percent of space that's not leased, she's angling for brands like Kate Spade Saturday to join the mix.
It would be the biggest name among the previously announced tenants, like Specs New York and Studio Manhattan. Fine is also looking to add a brow bar of some sort for quick touchups.
"Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, all these cities we say we're competing with in Asia — they've all got underground retail," Fine told the paper. "I see no reason it can't be a success here...You could have these amenities in any subway in the world."
And the 70,000 straphangers who pass through the station daily will have to exercise some self-restraint among the food options that'll be offered, including Magnolia Bakery, Dylan's Candy Bar, Ignazio's Pizza, and Gelato Te Amo. Or, alternatively, they could just exercise more after eating here.