Century 21 Department Store Announces Grand Expansion Of Downtown Manhattan Flagship Location

Iconic fashion destination expands with a M.A.C Cosmetics store, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf cafe and more

Apr 05, 2013, 07:53 ET from Century 21 Department Store

NEW YORK, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Century 21 Department Store announces the official grand expansion of its flagship location in downtown Manhattan this month. The retailer will unveil the newly renovated space with a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 9, 2013 at 9:30am EST. In an effort to further upgrade the shopping experience, Century 21 has added three new selling floors to house its extensive offerings of pure designer merchandise in every category, totaling six floors and over 225,000 square feet of shopping under one roof. As a result of the store expansion and ongoing renovations, Century 21 has helped support the local economy with the creation of numerous jobs.

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The newly expanded location will feature The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf cafe. A new M.A.C Cosmetics store will also open on the ground floor, which will be fully staffed with the brand's makeup artists. Additional updates include renovating store fixtures and decor, creating extra fitting rooms and widening aisles to create a more spacious shopping atmosphere. Revamps will continue through spring as the retailer finishes renovations on its shoe department, making it even easier for guests to navigate.

"The redesign is all part of our commitment to deliver the best possible shopping experience," said Raymond Gindi, CEO of Century 21 Department Store. "We are extremely excited about the expansion and proud to be part of the downtown evolution as the area's fashion anchor for over 50 years. Renovations have and will continue to create new jobs, helping to support the local economy and downtown community."

"We are thrilled to be opening at Century 21's Financial District NYC location and to be a part of the revitalization of the neighborhood," said M.A.C Global Brand President Karen Buglisi. "At M.A.C, we pride ourselves on both artistry and community building and we welcome New Yorkers and visiting tourists to experience M.A.C at our fully staffed counter now open on Century 21's newly renovated cosmetics floor."

About Century 21 Department Store:  Century 21 Department Store, established in 1961, is legendary for its exceptional offering of pure designer merchandise in every category at 40-65% off retail every day. A leader in high-end fashion retail for over 50 years, Century 21 Department Store offers men's, women's and children's apparel, footwear, outerwear, lingerie and accessories along with cosmetics and home goods at select stores. The retailer is headquartered in Downtown Manhattan, with other locations in Brooklyn, Paramus, Morristown, Long Island, Queens, Lincoln Square Manhattan and coming soon to The Outlet Collection Jersey Garden as well as online at C21Stores.com.

About M.A.C Cosmetics:  M.A.C (Make-up Art Cosmetics), a leading brand of professional cosmetics, was created in Toronto, Canada in 1984 and is part of The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. The company's popularity has grown through a tradition of word-of-mouth endorsement from makeup artists, models, photographers and journalists around the world. M.A.C is now sold in 83 countries/territories worldwide. Follow M.A.C and M.A.C Senior Artists on Twitter @MACcosmetics (twitter.com/maccosmetics and a list of the Senior Artists can be found here twitter.com/MACcosmetics/mac-senior-artists/members), become a M.A.C fan on Facebook (facebook.com/maccosmetics) and watch M.A.C videos on YouTube (youtube.com/maccosmetics). For a M.A.C location visit maccosmetics.com.

About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®:  Founded in 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the largest and oldest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the U.S. Embodying a passion for connecting loyal customers to one another with carefully handcrafted products, the company is known for sourcing and providing the finest ingredients and flavors from around the world, as well as product innovations such as The Original Ice Blended® drink. Since its inception from one cafe in Los Angeles, California, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has grown to become an international icon with more than 800 company-owned and franchised cafes in 22 countries. The Coffee Bean began its expansion into the east coast, opening its doors for New Yorkers on August 28, 2011. The much-anticipated New York expansion came after nearly 50 years of serving up a full selection of signature blends to international acclaim. 'The Bean,' as it is affectionately referred to by its loyal fan following, aims to add a handcrafted and customized touch to the Manhattan coffee landscape and fill a noticeable void between the coffee conglomerates and the independent 'mom and pop' shops.


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