The Shops at Columbus Circle

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The Shops at Columbus Circle
The Shops at Columbus Circle logo
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Opening date2003
No. of floors3 plus basement
Public transit access"1" train "2" train "A" train "B" train "C" train "D" train at 59th Street-Columbus Circle (New York City Subway)
Websitewww.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com

The Shops at Columbus Circle is an urban shopping mall in the Time Warner Center in Manhattan, New York City — a complex of skyscrapers that was completed in 2003. It is located at Columbus Circle, next to the southwestern corner of Central Park. The shopping mall includes Amazon Books, H&M, L'Occitane, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Tumi, Coach, Cole Haan, Thomas Pink, J.Crew and Stuart Weitzman. The mall also has several restaurants such as the Michelin 3-star Per Se, Masa (allegedly the most expensive restaurant in New York [1]), the East Coast flagship of Williams-Sonoma, and a Whole Foods Market. It is owned by The Related Companies.

Controversy[edit]

When opened, the Whole Foods Market at Columbus Circle sold liquor from an attached room near the cash registers away from the main shopping aisles. However, this configuration was in violation of New York's liquor licensing laws, which require grocery stores to have a separate street entrance to their liquor departments, ostensibly to avoid minors from buying liquors. In 2005, Whole Foods settled with state authorities and closed its liquor operations at Columbus Circle, hoping to transfer its license to a new location it would be opening on the Lower East Side.[2] The space formerly used for liquor now sells Whole Foods' ECO line of cotton/hemp clothing, Whole Foods' health line Whole Body, and a restaurant, On Tap.

Major Retailers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10 Most Expensive New York City Restaurants". Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  2. ^ Fabricant, Florence (24 May 2005). "Whole Foods's Wine Shop Closes at Columbus Circle". Retrieved 2 April 2017 – via NYTimes.com.

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Coordinates: 40°46′5″N 73°58′58″W / 40.76806°N 73.98278°W / 40.76806; -73.98278