Eataly Rumored for 4 World Trade Center

WTC rendering stillThe New York Post floated a heck of a rumor this morning: “The Westfield Group, which controls all the retail space at the WTC, has lined up [Eataly] for the base of 4 World Trade Center, along with […] Apple, Canali, Hugo Boss, John Varvatos, Mont Blanc and Breitling have all signed deals for the WTC’s main hall, according to sources. The John Barrett Salon, Tiffany’s, Tom Ford and Armani have either signed or are close to signing leases for other space in the complex.”

Hold your horses, says Eataly: “As of now, nothing is set in stone,” it told Eater.

The Post also had other leasing news: “The East-West Concourse, a two-level underground retail corridor that will connect Brookfield Place with all the World Trade Center buildings, has already opened in part but with barren storefronts. Leases there have been signed with Godiva for its first café in the US, Starbucks, Duane Reade, It’s Sugar, Havaianas flip flops, Clark’s shoes, Invicta watches, the Art of Shaving, Tumi luggage, MAC cosmetics and a blow-dry bar. A giant, nearly 17,000-square-foot Victoria’s Secret will also be located in these concourse areas just north of the Oculus.”

As for the Oculus, there remains a problem: “Not one store has been signed for its second floor.”

If this is all hard to visualize, do revisit the floor plans that Tribeca Citizen posted a while back: Part 1 and Part 2.

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  1. I do find it hard to believe that not a single store has been leased on the upper level. They have claimed for quite some time that 90% of the total space has been leased. Remember that none of this information is coming from Westfield directly; just the NY Post.