Discount department store will join oodles of others as Downtown slouches toward Dubuque

Nordstrom Rack to land on Fulton

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Chains, chains, chains.

The suburban-mall-ification of Fulton Street Mall continues as a Nordstrom Rack store is set to open upstairs from the new H&M near Bridge Street.

“We want to be in the top locations across the country, so this spot at the heart of downtown Brooklyn is big for us,” said Nordstrom Rack President Geevy Thomas.

Nordstrom Rack is an overstock branch of Nordstrom, offering bargains on the designer items that the mother store could not sell. The dicount department store is in that respect a lot like TJ Maxx, which is headed for the same Fulton Street address, and like Armani Exchange, which opened last year a few doors down.

The store will open in spring 2014, according to Nordstrom.

The building is the old Martin’s Department Store at 505 Fulton St.

Reach reporter Jaime Lutz at or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow her on Twitter @jaime_lutz.
Updated 12:56 pm, August 2, 2013
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Reasonable discourse

John Wasserman from Windsor Terrace says:
Unfortunately, they won't be getting any of John Wasserman's money. I don't agree with these retailors who take advantage of the poor. The poor aren't even to rub 2 pennies together. Do you know why that is? It's because they're poor, if you don't mind my saying so.
Aug. 2, 2013, 8:41 am
steve from downtown says:
you're misguided. would you prefer a dozen .99 stores instead ?
Aug. 2, 2013, 9:47 am
John Wasserman from Windsor Terrace says:
I'm sorry, but I just don't see that happening, Steve.
Thanks-John Wasserman.
I suggest you do some research on who makes the clothing for H and M, and how little these people are paid, and how they are treated, when you get the time.
Aug. 2, 2013, 10:09 am
Ed from BK says:
Dear John,

Why are you such a negative, crazy freak with nothing ever pleasant to say?
Aug. 2, 2013, 12:18 pm
John Wasserman from Windsor Terrace says:
Hi Ed: I'm sorry, but I'm not being negative. I was just telling Steve that a dozen .99 stores in one relatively small area is highly unlikely. I'm sorry you feel that way about me. And I hate to disagree with you, but I am most definitely not a "crazy fruit". Pardon the interruption.
Aug. 2, 2013, 12:52 pm
John Wasserman from Windsor Terrace says:
And I'm sorry if you work for H&M, Ed, but it is true. Pardon me.
Aug. 2, 2013, 12:53 pm
Jack from Carroll Gardens says:
For those of you too young to remember, Downtown Brooklyn used to be a shopping mecca for all income levels. There was something for everyone....Abraham & Strauss; Martin's; EJ Korvette's; Mays; McCrory; Woolworth; and other stores that pre-date me. Although mallification may not be optimal, anything that brings more choice for more people at all price pont levels will only help Brooklyn's economy. My two cents.....
Aug. 4, 2013, 1:36 pm

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