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Rest assured that you'll never be too far from a Foot Locker if you're in midtown. The New York Post reports that the shoe chain has signed for three stories totaling 36,000 square feet at 8 Times Square, the address formerly known as 1460 Broadway at the corner of 41st Street. The asking rent—which also accounts for 4,500 square feet of LED-lit signage—was $12 million, though it's unclear what Foot Locker will actually be paying.
It plans to open in time for the 2016 holiday season (just like that Staten Island outlet mall), and renovations will presumably begin shortly after the current tenants—Starbucks, Chop't, and Godiva Chocolates—move out when their leases expire on December 31st. By that time, it'll have closed its nearby location at 1530 Broadway, near 44th Street.
It will, however, still have the nearby (and also pretty massive) Herald Square location—the brand just renewed the lease on 34,000 square feet there. Foot Locker has plenty of locations throughout Manhattan, including the former Shakespeare & Co. bookstore at 716 Broadway.