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Burlington Coat Factory to Open Massive Store in Jamaica

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | August 12, 2015 4:44pm
 Burlington Coat Factory is planning to open a store in downtown Jamaica in 2017.
Burlington Coat Factory is planning to open a store in downtown Jamaica in 2017.
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Courtesy of GreenbergFarrow

QUEENS — Burlington Coat Factory will open a massive store in a planned retail complex in downtown Jamaica in 2017.

The new 70,000-square-foot outpost will spread across three adjacent buildings on Jamaica Avenue, between Union Hall and 160th streets, in the heart of the Jamaica shopping district, according to Clifford Simon, president of CNS Real Estate, who represents the apparel chain.

The store is slated to open in the spring of 2017, as first reported by the New York Post

The entire complex, owned by United American Land, offers a total of 150,000 square feet and consists of three buildings, which are being integrated in a project designed by architecture firm GreenbergFarrow.

The buildings include the former Jamaica Savings Bank headquarters, a Beaux-Arts building at 161-02 Jamaica Ave. that became a city landmark in 2008; another historic building constructed in 1927 at 160-16 Jamaica Ave.; and a building at 160-08 Jamaica Ave. that has been vacant for years.

According to Simon, Burlington will take over portions of all three buildings, moving into parts of the second, third and fourth floors. 

"The vibrant shopping experience in downtown Jamaica is seeing unprecedented growth," said Rhonda Binda, executive director of the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District

"So the announcement of the arrival of a 70,000 square foot Burlington Coat Factory maintains that we continue to be one in the five hottest neighborhoods for real estate in New York City and a top shopping destination for New Yorkers and tourists alike," Binda added.

Burlington has two more locations in Queens, in Rego Park and Glen Oaks.