Downtown Brooklyn construction update: Century 21’s City Point debut

Eye on Real Estate

October 19, 2016 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The recent opening of Century 21 is a milestone in the construction of Downtown Brooklyn mega-development City Point. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan
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Java junkies, take note: Downtown Brooklyn’s hottest coffee shop is inside a discount department store.

An outpost of Brooklyn Roasting Company can now be found in the middle of the new Century 21 at City Point.

A glowing neon sign bearing the java joint’s name stands beside an escalator to alert shoppers to the availability of hot, fresh coffee deep inside the four-floor store.

Brooklyn Roasting Company’s café is one of many upscale features at Century 21, which opened on Oct. 11 at 445 Albee Square.

The department store’s eye-pleasing layout also includes glam touches like well-dressed mannequins in dramatic displays, light fixtures that look like old-fashioned chandeliers and glass-sided escalators.

The opening of Century 21, which sells sought-after designer-brand clothing and accessories at cut-rate prices, is another milestone in the development of 1.9-million-square-foot City Point.

Two handsome apartment buildings — 7 DeKalb Ave. and City Tower — have been constructed, and a third one is planned, at the mixed-use project on Fulton Street where Albee Square Mall formerly stood.

City Point’s vast retail complex, where Century 21 is located, also includes a food hall and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, neither of which has yet opened.

Century 21’s City Point debut made us realize it’s high time we checked up on the progress of construction at other development sites in the area. Today, we’re posting updates on a half-dozen of them.


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