It's been a long wait for Citypoint, the mixed-use project that includes a mall on the site of the former Albee Square Mall. And it will be a longer one. The first phase of the project, with 50,000 square feet of stores, should open in spring 2012. In the meantime, the site will be getting...another mall, according to the Brooklyn Paper. This time, it will be made of shipping containers, Red Hook-style. Local artists, small business owners, and food vendors will take up the spots, and the mall is likely to stick around even once Citypoint opens, giving the Brooklyn Flea some competition. What might really do the trick: using that Fifth Avenue shipping container mall concept.
· Ship shape! Container unit flea market to fill empty Albee Square site [BK Paper]
· Citypoint coverage [Curbed]