505 Fulton Street Looking for Upscale Tenants

The owner of 505 Fulton Street, United American Land, has outfitted the building with a huge ad covering that makes it clear the hunt is on to fill the landmark’s commercial space. UAL started converting the gorgeous-but-rundown Fulton Mall building last summer. TJ Maxx has already inked a deal for space, and an H&M is moving in next door, but the names on the advertisement (“Tommy,” “Georgio”) suggest UAL is also fishing for a high-end tenant.
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  • Betcha more Tommy sold on that street that anywhere in the world in the last ten years….. UAL doing a great job on that site ….. crazy complex foundation work – landmark on one side, subway on the other oy

  • Maybe Tommy Jeans but don’t see any high-end moving in anytime soon; the area is still going through so many transformations. I’d like to see a Levi’s store or J-Crew though.

  • Does anyone know who is going into City Point 1? Clearly it’s not big enough for a Target store, which I assume would go into Building 2 on that site. Also, who is going into the former space Filene’s was set to take?

  • We’ll see. After Gap Factory, I’m feeling a little pessimistic.

  • JCrew would move to the area, maybe the spot next to the new Petco on Atlantic, or on Court Street. This could be a Bed and Bath type place, a nice restaurant, maybe even the CB2 we’ve been hearing about

  • I desperately want a Bed Bath and Beyond in this Mall. There’s no other one in the northern borough and it would seriously make a killing. There’s no place (except Target) to buy kitchen and home and bath stuff and they have such a selection. PLEASE COME!

  • That great news. 505 Fulton until 1979 was the site of the late great Martin’s, Brooklyn’s own B. Altman. Everyone is so quick to look towards the big box stores for retail but we’re losing so many services.

    Brooklyn old timers, what kind of stores have exited downtown Brooklyn that you would like to see return. I miss the fabric and notion stores on Bridge Street. Why do I have to go to Flatbush or Mood’s in the garment district to buy needle and thread?

  • I’d love a BB&B but at this point, I think we’d get only a BB&B Factory Outlet. Let’s face it, nothing so “high end” place is going to come here. And I wouldn’t make a trek to shop here for only one decent store surrounded by a lot of crap anyway.

  • Well, if living in the past means getting meaningful customer service and buying merchandise that won’t fall apart after one or two launderings, then yes, I’m living in the past. I’m not so naive to believe those days can return; stores retain the bare minimum number of sales clerks to save on overhead. But a little bit of training for those who are hired would go a long way. Martin’s was a lovely, quality store, but it became frumpy prior to its closing. I even tried to get an after-school part-time job there while in high school, but I was politely told to come back when I was 17 (I didn’t bother; A&S hired me). Abraham & Straus was far, far superior to the present Macy’s, and my family shopped at A&S on a regular basis for all manner of merchandise…apparel, home furnishings, appliances, televisions, stereos, you name it. It was truly a destination store in the 50s-60s. Sad to see it gone and reduced to a mere shadow of its former self. Korvette’s was more of lower-price point store, but boy, did they have a great record department. I begged for my first “Meet the Supremes” record album and became a regular customer after getting my first allowance as a teen. Prior to that, I got all my Barbie doll clothes & accessories there. We can do just as well now with the addition of stores that would be useful to a broad population — something for everyone. I’m all for Bed Bath & Beyond and hope that someday it will open in the area. We need a few more interesting places to shop so that we don’t always have to schlep into Manhattan. Downtown Brooklyn can be a greater retail goldmine than it’s ever been.