QUEENS — Swedish clothing giant H&M will soon open its first location in the heart of the Jamaica shopping district, the company confirmed.
The retailer recently signed a 35,000-square-foot lease in a complex that's being built in place of 160-08, 160-16 and 161-02 Jamaica Ave., as first reported by the New York Post.
“H&M is always searching for the best new store locations," the company said in an email Tuesday. "We look forward to sharing future store locations with both new and existing customers."
H&M did not provide any further details about the project.
DNAinfo New York first reported in December 2013 that the retailer was eyeing the complex to open its outpost.
H&M has only one other location in Queens — at the Queens Center Mall.
"With 8,000 students at York College and St. John's nearby H&M is a welcome addition to the blend of retail ... in downtown Jamaica," said Rhonda Binda, executive director of the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District. "I'm personally excited that a global brand like H&M has finally landed here."
Burlington Coat Factory is slated to open in the spring of 2017.