Brookfield Place’s list of retail stores to come includes Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo, Zegna, Scoop, Theory, Judith & Charles, Michael Kors, Calypso, Bonobos, Aspinal of London, Diane von Furstenberg, Equinox, Paul Smith, J. Crew, Vince, Cos Bar, Davidoff Cigars, Satya Jewelry, Babesta, Vilebrequin, Tory Burch and Saks Fifth Avenue, which at 75,000 sq. ft. is the anchor store and will open in 2016. A Brookfield spokesperson said in an email that a number of these retailers are expected to be open by March 26, when the public areas of the complex will also be open, but did not say which stores would open first.
Goodkind suggested that Brookfield host shopping nights for the community or give special family discounts — especially as stores such as Banana Republic and the Gap are being replaced by high-end shops such as Tory Burch.“That’s something I would like you to take under consideration,” said Goodkind. “Over the course of history in that area, we have had family nights, special events. We really hope that you continue with that so that we can all take pleasure in these new stores.”Cheikin did not respond as Goodkind moved to another topic of allowing residents passageway through the complex.
Goodkind said that he tried to walk through on Friday night but that his group was turned away at the midpoint.Cheikin apologized, calling it a one-off incident that was probably due to construction going on at that corridor at that moment.“We have truly tried to be as — spent a lot of money and a lot of time and effort to make sure that we tried to keep 24-hour access where required to allow that passageway to go through,” he said.