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Albee Square to be Brooklyn's Time Warner Center?

The unfortunate "tenent" spelling in the rendering above comes from a promotional brochure for the Albee Square Mall (AKA The Gallery at Fulton Mall), which wound up in the inbox of the fine gents at The Real Estate. If you recall, Coney Island-redeveloper Thor Equities sold off the mall for north of $120 million, and the new owners plan on building a new, bigger mall and a huge mixed-use tower, although the housing portion of the 58-story skycraper has been scaled back a little. There's no architect yet, so the drawings are just for illustrative purposes, but TRE notes this ambitious goal in the copy: "Albee Square will offer a retail experience that will finally attract the affluent surrounding populations of Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Park Slope and others." The discount stores are on the outs, friends, so what "larger scale national retailers" can we expect? Take two Gaps and call us in the morning.
· A Brave New Affluent Downtown Brooklyn [TRE]
· Albee Getting Supersized, Vertical [Curbed]