Forever 21 coming back to Downtown Brooklyn

Retailer takes 40,000 sf at Crown Acquisitions' 490 Fulton St.

TRD New York /
May.May 04, 2015 11:00 AM

Forever 21 has signed a 40,000-square-foot lease at 490 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn, with the retailer returning to the neighborhood it left in 2007.

The clothing store will open its F21 Red store concept at the five-story building by the end of the year. Other tenants at the property, controlled by the Chera family’s Crown Acquisitions, include Planet Fitness, Express and Raymour & Flanigan Furniture.

The Forever 21 deal is one of three Downtown Brooklyn retail leases that Crown Acquisitions has signed in the past two months, according to the Wall Street Journal. JP Morgan Chase is also relocating operations to 490 Fulton Street after putting the former Dime Savings Bank of New York, at 9 Dekalb Avenue, on the market last year. Long Island University dorms occupy the building’s upper floors.

Michael Townsend, of Townsend & Associates, represented Forever 21.

Forever 21 closed down its previous Downtown Brooklyn location, at the site of the City Point mixed-use development, in 2007. [WSJ] — Rey Mashayekhi

Related Articles


For mall owners like Simon, Brookfield and Vornado, Forever 21 bankruptcy signals more trouble ahead

10 Madison Square West (Credit: StreetEasy, iStock)

Lawsuit: Pet Smart’s animal excrement is stinking up this $11K-a-month apartment

The development site at 98 Dekalb Avenue and Rockrose Development's Justin and Henry Elghanayan (Credit: Google Maps)

Rockrose is moving into Brooklyn

Clockwise from top left: 312 West 34th Street, 61 North 9th Street, 639 Classon Avenue, and One Fulton Square (Credit: Google Maps)

These were the top 10 NYC retail leases in July

The worst stocks you can buy? Retail. And for many, it isn’t getting better.

US landlords say Topshop owner is freezing them out amid bankruptcy

Bringing the band back together: Eddie Lampert to buy Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Bumble’s going brick-and-mortar