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Cosi, Edwin Pearl shuttered due to renovation of World Financial Center

December 27, 2012 05:00PM

In preparation for Brookfield Office Properties’ $250 million renovation of the World Financial Center, Cosi Sandwich Bar and the fashion jeweler Erwin Pearl have closed, according to the development’s website.

The World Financial Center, located on the Hudson River waterfront in Lower Manhattan, contains more than eight million square feet of office space. The mammoth renovation effort aims to transform the center’s retail and public space into a shopping and dining destination with a European-style marketplace and waterfront dining.

Plans to open the 200,000-square-foot retail space in 2013 have been delayed by a year. The World Financial Center project — which includes three Brookfield-owned properties and 3 World Financial, which Brookfield owns with American Express, is slated to be renamed Brookfield Place, as The Real Deal previously reported. [World Financial Center]Hiten Samtani