Friday, July 16, 2010

Banana Republic Splits It Up on 34th Street

There's a new retail space opening on 34th Street, and I'm not talking about a vacant building.

Outside the store. That's some new store's window space on the left, Banana will keep the right.
Inside the store, please forgive their construction.

The property owner is taking a slice out of Banana Republic's mens department on the first floor and is turning it into a separate, ground-level space for a new store.

In this reconfigured space there will be about 2,000 sf on the first floor and 11,500 in the lower lever (the link above says "second floor" but from my understanding, it's the basement. I could be wrong).

I think the Banana is going to look better after this and I'm not just blowing smoke. This store was so big, I rarely ventured to the back of the selling floor. Sometimes less is more. And now the new store speculating/rumors can begin and liven up these dog days of summer before back-to-school excitement tries to grab us all by the wallet. And yes, I did have to restrain myself from naming this post "A Banana Splits on 34th Street."

Banana Republic & New Mystery Space

17-19 W. 34th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues


La Belette Rouge said...

Banana Splits! Love it. I think it is a wonderful title. Even better if you could have put a cherry on top.

Midtown Girl said...

I haven't been to the BP on 34th in a while, so I'm excited to come back to it being newly renovated!!

Kira Aderne said...

Oh God! I miss NY!!!

I always love to come here friend!

all my kisses,