The Real Deal New York

By the numbers: National chains becoming a force in NYC

Greater exposure to financial firms, access to designers among the draws
By Brendan O'Connor | February 03, 2015 04:14PM

From the February issue: New York City shoppers are in no jeopardy of going without coffee, deodorant or cell phones anytime soon.

The latest “State of the Chains” report by the Center for an Urban Future found that 2014 was a big year for national chains in the Big Apple, with brands like the burger joint Checkers and cell phone provider metroPCS among the dozens of companies adding NYC outposts. In addition, as The Real Deal reported last month, organic grocer Whole Foods, discount clothing store Marshalls and craft retailer Michaels inked the largest leases in Brooklyn in 2014. [more]