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Raymour & Flanigan Signs Lease at Major Harlem Development

100 West 125th Street.

Raymour & Flanigan, the American furniture store that began in 1947 in Syracuse, N.Y., has signed a lease at Jeff Sutton’s Wharton Properties’ six-story retail development on West 125th Street in Harlem.

According to The New York Post, the company has taken 40,000 square feet on the second floor of the 200,000-square-foot building at 100 West 125th Street. Other tenants who have signed leases at the development, set to open in 2016, include Whole Foods, American Eagle Outfitters, Burlington Coat Factory and the Olive Garden. Read More

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Fulton Maul: Culture Clash Ensues in Downtown Brooklyn

Armani Exchange at the City Point Development

With the long-awaited Barclays Center open and new residential and mixed-use development projects popping up across Downtown Brooklyn, a retail conundrum is growing along the 17-block Fulton Mall.

The national and in some cases high-end retailers moving onto the strip paint a stark contrast to the long list of mom-and-pops, local discounters and jewelry shops that once almost exclusively lined the street. Read More