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With the forthcoming stores at Brookfield Place, Westfield World Trade Center and elsewhere on Lower Broadway, the Financial District is poised to take the crown for the city's biggest retail revitalization of the year—but don't surprised if Nomad takes that title in 2016.
The Real Deal reports that 30,000 square feet of retail has hit the market on the corner of Broadway and West 30th Street, with the brokers offering incentivized pricing for the first two or three years. Spread across four addresses (1204-1210 Broadway, 1212 Broadway, 1214-1216 Broadway and 28 West 30th Street), the space could become a giant flagship for one brand or can be broken up into as many as six individual stores.
While this stretch has typically been reserved for wholesale shops, incoming businesses have influenced building owners to woo other tenants. TRD credits the forthcoming Virgin Hotel for the properties listed above for suddenly becoming available, but Nomad's transformation has been a long time coming. Early pioneers like Opening Ceremony coming to the Ace Hotel back in 2010 paved the way for things like art galleries, trendy eatery Sweetgreen, fitness spots like Doonya and Soulcycle, and the second coming of Rizzoli.