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So maybe Brooklyn's Apple store won't look very futuristic, but now the borough's Macy's could be the one getting a glassy facade. New York YIMBY obtained renderings proposed for 11 Hoyt Street—the garage that the department store included when it put this location up for sale over the summer, with the contingency that the buyer would develop a new store—plus additional space at 450-458 Fulton Street, which would expand the base of the store to Livingston Street. All told, the future of Macy's in Downtown Brooklyn probably won't look anything like the current store.
Rendering: Beyer Blinder Belle/Brookfield, via NY YIMBY
The site notes that these plans are "far from final" and also seemingly include a residential tower on top of the store, though its height was not specified. Building into 11 Hoyt Street and 450-458 Fulton Street (formerly the A.I. Namm & Son Department Store) would be a major expansion of the current store—unless the brand will be using some of this space as a Bloomingdale's Outlet, as previously speculated over the summer.
Even if this proposal doesn't go forward, be on the lookout for new retail in this space—with projects like City Point bringing City Target to the neighborhood and high-end chains like coming in nearby, a developer will snatch it up as local property values continue to rise.
· First Look: Potential Macy's Redevelopment in Downtown Brooklyn [NY YIMBY]
· Downtown Brooklyn Macy's Plan Now Includes Two Stores [Racked NY]
· Finally: Downtown Brooklyn Macy's Is Getting a Major Overhaul [Racked NY]