While all eyes have been on Walmart and its attempted move into New York City, two Brooklyn developers have been more quietly proceeding with plans for waterfront retail spaces meant for big-box stores. The Journal has some deets on what's in, er, store. Up first is Joe Sitt's plan for a 200,000-square-foot shopping center and public waterfront esplanade by Gravesend Bay, a project called Shore Parkway. Thor Equities already has a tentative agreement with BJ's Wholesale Club for space on the site. And the Cropsey family owns a smaller plot next door that they're hoping to expand by about 14 acres for more big-box retail. The area isn't exactly a stranger to such stores, since there's already a Best Buy, Kohl's and Toys R' Us nearby. Shore Parkway's still in the midst of the land use review process, so in a few months we'll know whether to buy BJs memberships.
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