Uniqlo, the popular Japanese clothing company, is opening their first Bronx store this coming Spring at The Mall at Bay Plaza in Co-op City.
According to Prestige Properties who owns and operates the mall, the store will occupy 8,000 square feet and will join over 100 other stores like Michael Kors, Macy’s, JC Penney, The Gap, H&M and more.
Although this is their first store in The Bronx, Uniqlo is no stranger to our borough as they have partnered with New York City Parks Department to bring art into local parks of which Virginia Park in Parkchester was one of them with an ongoing art exhibition, “Daylighting” by Bronx artist Lovie Pignata.
This announcement comes at a time when national retailers have an increased confidence in setting up shop in our borough which, according to a report by the Center for an Urban Future, indicates that retail chain stores opening in The Bronx saw a 1.8% increase in 2017 second only to Brooklyn which saw a 3.1% increase.
Manhattan and queens tied with a marginal growth of 0.9% and Staten Island actually saw a decline of 1.9%.
Overall, The Bronx’s growth in retail chains at 1.8% outpaced the city average of 1.3%.
Stay tuned for their grand opening.