McNally Jackson Books Reopens at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn

The store on October 2. Photo by Craig Hubert

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After being forced to close during the early days of the coronavirus outbreak back in March, McNally Jackson’s City Point outpost in Downtown Brooklyn has reopened its doors.

Located on the ground floor of the City Point development at 445 Albee Square West, the bookstore began letting customers back in the shop on September 25, according to an Instagram post. It presumably might have opened much earlier, but due to its location inside the City Point mall, it was not allowed to open until malls were given the go ahead on September 3.

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Photo by Craig Hubert

The outpost debuted at the beginning of March, which meant it was open only for 11 days before it had to close. The bookseller’s other locations — Soho, South Street Seaport and Williamsburg — have all been open since June.

While McNally Jackson and its new City Point neighbor, the athleisure superstore Lululemon, are currently open, many of the other shops in the mall remain closed, including most of the food court downstairs, and a majority of the shops on the ground floor. Century 21, one of the biggest tenants in the building, recently filed for bankruptcy.

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