How’s This for a Rumor….

100 Barclay arcadeYesterday’s Seen & Heard mention about the three-level retail space at 100 Barclay—specifically the southeast corner of West and Barclay—brought out a very interesting rumor. “Bloomingdale’s,” said someone with a connection to the building. “I’m a bit skeptical that this deal is done, developers being developers. They also say they have the Midtown lunch place Dishes lined up for the other corner.”

It’s certainly easy to see how Bloomingdale’s might want in on the retail boom happening in the World Trade Center/Brookfield Place area, following in the fancier footsteps of Saks Fifth Avenue; on the other hand, there have to be other big spaces around here with more foot traffic. (Commuters to and from Battery Park City favor Murray and Vesey, which have crosswalks at West Street.) Dishes, meanwhile, makes so much sense: Office workers at the World Trade Center, Brookfield Place, and south Tribeca have to be desperate for something besides Hudson Eats.

I tried reaching out to the 100 Barclay developers and to Dishes, but I haven’t heard back.

100 Barclay big storefront



  1. According to their website there are over a dozen Bloomingdales’s the Outlet Store locations with around 25,000 square feet each. Perhaps that would fit in that space. One location is supposed to open on the UWS next month.

    • Hopefully it’s an actual Bloomingdales. The discount offshoots of the regular stores aren’t really considered “high-end”

  2. I had heard several months ago that Bloomingdales was also looking at 28 Liberty so it doesn’t surprise me that they are looking at 100 Barclay as well. Great addition to Downtown.