The storied Court Street Barnes and Noble is closing its doorways on the finish of the year, and turning the web page on a brand new chapter on Atlantic Avenue, in a space previously occupied by luxurious division retailer Barneys.
“It has been a happy 20 years of bookselling at Court Street,” stated James Daunt, Barnes and Noble’s chief government officer, in an announcement. “We are very pleased to be moving such a short distance, and to inherit the beautiful space created by Barneys.”
The nationwide bookseller’s lease at 106 Court St. expires on the finish of 2022, and its administration plans for a fast transition to its new 11,000-square-foot venue at 194 Atlantic Ave., proper subsequent to the Court Street Trader Joe’s.
Daunt remarked on the distinctive and “exciting” design of the former Barneys space, and stated he believes it will likely be a inventive method for Barnes and Noble to develop its operations to much more Brooklyn bookworms.
“Everyone who remembers their store will appreciate how exciting a building it is within which to be creating a new bookstore,” he stated. “It will be a wonderful place from which to continue our bookselling in Brooklyn.”
Though the transfer is only a block away, it places the Court Street bookstore as soon as at residence in Brooklyn Heights into neighboring Cobble Hill.
The new location is considered one of 16 new Barnes and Noble shops opening throughout the nation — two of that are opening in areas former occupied by Amazon Books, regardless of large field’s ongoing competitors with the web behemoth.
Barneys’ Atlantic Avenue location closed at the end of 2019, leaving “big shoes to fill,” an area business actual property supply advised Brooklyn Paper’s sister publication Brownstoner on the time.