A new shopping mall opening next week around the Oculus transportation hub at the World Trade Center will offer a variety of retail and dining locations as well as Manhattan’s newest Apple store.
Next Tuesday, the Westfield World Trade Center will open in Lower Manhattan, encompassing 365,000 square feet of retail space integrated around the Oculus transit center, Westfield stated. The area is home to 60,000 residents and sees approximately 300,000 daily commuters who will now pass by a new Apple store, Eataly’s latest marketplace and retail clothing spots like Banana Republic and Kate Spade.
Apple's permit showed that the store will span two floors and may include up to 10,000 square feet on each floor, a report from website 9to5Mac stated.
"Westfield is profoundly proud to be a part of this project and to introduce new experiences and energy to Lower Manhattan," stated William Hecht, Westfield’s chief operating officer in the U.S. "We are incredibly excited to open our doors to our neighbors, New York and tri-state area families, visitors and all of our partners on August 16th."
Besides Apple, some of the other brands slated to have locations at the new mall included Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Disney and Bose, Westfield added. London steakhouse Hawksmoor is scheduled to open in the future at the center.
Westfield has interests in 34 shopping centers in the U.S. and the United Kingdom.