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The cavernous Columbus Circle subway station is about to get a serious upgrade. WWD reports that the MTA plans to transform its labyrinthine tunnels into 30,000 square feet of retail in a project that's being dubbed Turnstyle. It'll consist of 30 retail stores with fashion, beauty, accessory, and gourmet food offerings.
Retailers who will be involved in the project have yet to be named, but the MTA plans to have this running in 2015. Here's hoping the fashionable set at the Hearst Tower, located at the southwestern end of the station, has an influence on what shops will be there.
WWD points out that the area will become a bustling retail hub, with The Shops at Columbus Circle (which will soon include a massive Michael Kors) and the Nordstrom that's slated to open in 2018 just a few blocks away.
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