FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Signs of retail life — other than the skincare kiosk for men, which is now in full swing — are finally starting to pop up in the Fulton Center, Lower Manhattan's $1.4 billion transit hub.
Over the past month or so, banners advertising several new shops, all related to food or drink, have been plastered across storefronts inside the massive, glassy center.
Here's what's on the horizon:
Pop Karma, a gourmet popcorn shop with a factory and storefront in the Lower East Side is slated to open sometime in October, according to a sign in the shop window. The shop makes a variety of popcorn, including seasonal flavors, like pumpkin spice caramel.
Sushi is also on its way, from British chain Wasabi. The grab-and-go sushi spot opened its first U.S. outpost in Times Square last year. No word on when this location will open.
Coffee shop Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, which has several cafes in the city, including at Grand Central Terminal, is bringing its artisanal brews to the transit hub.
A wine shop, called Freedom Wine Cellar also has a sign, mostly of a large champagne bottle, on a large glass door, announcing "coming soon."
A few other food chains have already signed on to open inside the massive hub, including popular burger joint Shake Shack, slated to open in 2016, and Zaro's bakery.
Aside from the men's grooming kiosk, no other non-food retail appears to opening, or has been announced by Westfield, the retail giant that owns the more than 180,000 square feet of space for shops and kiosks at the Fulton Center.
The pricey transit hub with a much lauded 53-foot glass oculus opened in November 2014.
Westfield did not return request for comment about shop openings.