Atlantic Terminal (shopping mall)
Exterior of Atlantic Terminal, showing the mall entrance at Atlantic Avenue and the Target guest purchase unloading area.
|Address||139 Flatbush Avenue and 625 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217|
|Opening date||September 7, 2004|
|Developer||Forest City Ratner Companies|
|Management||Forest City Ratner Companies|
|Owner||Forest City Ratner Companies|
|No. of stores and services||35|
|Total retail floor area||370,000 sq ft (34,000 m2). in Atlantic Terminal
393,713 sq ft (36,577.1 m2) in Atlantic Center
|No. of floors||5 in Atlantic Terminal|
|Public transit access||Atlantic Terminal (LIRR Atlantic Branch)
Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (New York City Subway) ( )
|Website||"Atlantic Center Webpage"|
Atlantic Terminal and Atlantic Center are shopping malls located on Atlantic Avenue surrounded by Hanson Place, Fort Greene Place and Flatbush Avenue in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, New York City, near Downtown Brooklyn. Atlantic Terminal is located across the street from the Atlantic Center Mall (via a small enclosed bridge from Target), and both are under the same management of Forest City Ratner Companies, the New York subsidiary of Forest City Enterprises. Atlantic Terminal is also an office building and part of the ticket office of the Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Terminal. Parts of Atlantic Center Mall were also renovated to complement the new mall. The malls are both located directly across Atlantic Avenue from Barclays Center arena, in the neighborhood of Pacific Park, which is being developed by Forest City Ratner.
In the 1950s, the land was to be the site of a domed baseball stadium proposed by then Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley. However, the plan fell through, and the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958.
Atlantic Terminal has five floors. The lower levels consist of the LIRR and New York City Subway stations (technically in the basement). Upper floors feature anchor stores like Victoria's Secret, Men's Wearhouse, Chuck E. Cheese's, Bath & Body Works, The Children's Place, and most notably Target. Two Starbucks locations are located on the property, one located inside Target while the other is in the ticket office area of the LIRR Atlantic Terminal. This is one of the few multi-level "Urban" Target department stores. To accommodate the multi-level design it utilizes escalators, elevators and a shopping cart conveyor.
Atlantic Center has 3 retail levels and 2 underground parking levels, and is home to stores such as Best Buy, Pathmark, Burlington Coat Factory, and a music store owned by Afro-Uruguayan vocalist Jimmy Santos.
Notable stores include:
- Cardwell, Diane "Different by Design, Soon to Be Less So; Rethinking Atlantic Center With the Customer in Mind" May 26, 2004 New York Times
- "Forest City opens mixed-use Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, N.Y." SCT Newswire Home. Archived from the original on 2017-02-25. Retrieved 2017-02-24.
- Reves, Hope "Sampling Suburbia Inside a Brooklyn Mall " August 16, 2004 New York Times
- Downtown Brooklyn Partnership