Flagship store of Burlington Coat Factory opened in the heart of New York
On September 21, 2012, the national off-price retailer, Burlington Coat Factory officially opened its new 92000 square foot flagship location in the heart of New York City’s Union Square (USA)
The opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by New York City Assistant Commissioner for Capitol Access and Business Services, Colleen Galvin and Burlington’s President and CEO, Thomas Kingsbury.
The new flagship at 14th Street and University Place is the retailer’s sixth city location and will employ 500 area residents. The store will be open from 9 in the morning to 10 at night and from Monday through Saturday and from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M: on Sundays to provide New Yorkers and visitors to the city with a vast selection of fresh new merchandise for the family and home and at up to 65 % off department store prices every day. The offering include ladies’ dresses, suits and sportswear, juniors, accessories, men’s wear, family footwear, children’s clothing, furniture and accessories for baby at Baby Depot, home decor and gifts, along with the largest selection of coats in America for the entire family. Burlington Coat Factory was founded in 1972 and has expanded from a single store selling coats, to a multi-department retail chain with more than 482 stores in 44 States and in Puerto Rico.
To showcase its commitment to the community, Burlington donated new merchandise to local philanthropic agencies through the Burlington Gives Back program which is a national partnership with the New York based non-profit organisation, Fashion Delivers. The donations will benefit local New York City charities, such as, but not limited to, Latinos Against Domestic Violence, Women’s Second Start, Safe Horizon, Federation of Protestant Agencies, the Lower East Side Service Center and the Bowery Residents Committee.