Burlington to open retail stores in the Hub & Soundview

A new Burlington Store is taking shape at 2952 Third Avenue.
Photo by Edwin Soto

A national off-price retailer is opening two stores in our borough.

On Monday, December 4, leading national discount apparel and home product retailer Burlington Stores announced it will open two new stores in the Hub and Soundview next spring.

The Hub’s Burlington Store will be located on the second and third floors of 2952 Third Avenue, offering 39,000 square feet of sales space.

The 3-story building will also house a Marshalls department store on its first floor.

The MJM Associate Contracting project will occupy the former site of Conway Stores, a defunct chain of discount apparel stores once offering men and women’s clothing.

Conway Stores was sold in 2014 to National Stores which operates Fallas Discount Stores.

“We’re excited that this important building in, not just the Third Avenue BID’s history, but the Bronx’s as well, will soon serve the people of the Bronx once again,” stated Michael Brady, the Hub Third Avenue Business Improvement District executive director.

The Soundview Burlington Store, planned for 1967 Turnbull Avenue, will take space in the redeveloped $38 million Bruckner Commons shopping center’s first and second floors, providing 48,000 square feet of sales space.

The Dorsky + Yue International designed Bruckner Boulevard mall renovation consists of a 2-story 108,000 square foot mixed-use building with 40,000 square feet of office space above 68,000 square feet of retail space, a 20,000 square foot ShopRite (the Bronx’s first ShopRite) and a 4,000 square foot stand-alone retail building situated at the intersection of White Plains Road and Bruckner Expressway.

“I’ve shopped at Burlington a few times before and I think it’s a nice store that will benefit our community and business district,” shared William Rivera, Community Board 9 district manager. “Our office is right down the hall from where this store will open and I see the work being done everyday to renovate the entire complex.”

Bruckner Commons is anticipated to be completed this January.

Both stores will feature ladies’ apparel, accessories, menswear, family footwear, children’s clothing, a broad assortment of furniture and accessories for baby at Baby Depot, home décor and gifts and the largest selection of coats in the nation at up to 65% off other retailers’ prices every day.

Its design will provide customers a clean, simple and attractive shopping experience and easy navigation to find a great assortment of brand name merchandise.

A Burlington spokeswoman said the stores will provide between 50 to 100 new jobs for the Hub and Soundview.

“We are thrilled to open two new Burlington Stores in the Bronx community, bringing even more jobs to the neighborhoods and providing local residents with a valued shopping experience,” expressed Tom Kingsbury, Burlington Stores president.

Burlington initially started as a wholesaler of ladies coats and junior suits in 1924 and opened its first outlet store in 1972 in Burlington, NJ.

Coats were the primary offering at the original Burlington, but over time the concept evolved into a one-stop shopping experience.

Burlington operates 567 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico.

Prospective applicants interested in employment opportunities at either store can visit Burlington’s job website at www.burlingtonstores.jobs.

A Burlington Store is one of many businesses planned to occupy Bruckner Commons, formerly known as Bruckner Plaza.
Photo by Edwin Soto

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