BURLINGTON, N.J., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Burlington Coat Factory, a leading national off-price retail chain, has announced today that it will open a new flagship store in the heart of Union Square in Manhattan this fall. The added location marks the sixth store in New York City and is expected to be a valued addition to the heavily trafficked shopping district.
The flagship store will occupy approximately 92,000 square feet of space on three levels in the building managed by Vornado Real Estate on the south end of Union Square. In the tradition of its other locations nationwide, Burlington offers brag-worthy brand name merchandise for the entire family and home with up to 65% off department store prices every day. The new location will feature the latest trends in ladies' dresses, suits, sportswear, juniors, accessories, menswear, family footwear and children's clothing. It will also include a broad assortment of furniture and accessories for baby at Baby Depot, home decor and gifts, along with the largest selection of coats in the nation.
"We are thrilled to debut our flagship store and anticipate providing a valued shopping experience for residents, commuters and tourists in the area," stated Thomas Kingsbury, president and chief executive officer. "We are looking at this location as an opportunity to showcase the immense breadth of merchandise we have to offer across multiple categories."
"This store is an integral and exciting part of our ongoing national retail development plan. Union Square is a prime retail destination and we are thrilled to bring over 150 full and part-time jobs to the neighborhood," added Fred Hand, executive vice president of stores.
The opening of the Union Square flagship location this fall is part of a broader plan to open more than 20 new stores in 2012.
About Burlington Coat Factory
Burlington is a national retail chain offering brag-worthy merchandise for the entire family and the home with up to 65 percent off department store prices every day. Departments include ladies' dresses, suits and sportswear, juniors, accessories, menswear, family footwear, children's clothing, furniture and accessories for baby at Baby Depot, home decor and gifts, along with the largest selection of coats in the nation for the entire family. Burlington Coat Factory was founded in 1972 and has expanded from a single store selling coats, to a multi-department retail chain more than 482 stores in 44 States and Puerto Rico. For more, visit www.BurlingtonCoatFactory.com.
SOURCE Burlington Coat Factory