NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The multi-story Barnes & Noble near Lincoln Center is no more.

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Wednesday morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg cut the ribbon on the new Century 21 department store on Broadway at West 66th Street.

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“If you live or you work in Lower Manhattan, the chances are you’ve been stopped by more than one tourist asking ‘How do I get to Century 21?’ and now that’s going to happen on the Upper West Side,” said Bloomberg.

Store owner Isaac Gindi told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb the move downtown was a natural decision.

“It’s a whole other world over here. We have an opportunity to reach an amazing audience and give them our product,” Gindi said.

The Upper West Side store brings with it 376 new jobs and Century 21 is also expanding its original Lower Manhattan site, adding another 300 jobs there.

“The more jobs we create, the better it is for everybody. That’s what America is about, ” said Gindi.

Gindi’s sales pitch: “It’s an exciting shopping experience. We offer tremendous value on designer merchandise, up to 65 percent off retail, and it’s happening. It’s better than going to the movies.”

Do you plan to shop at the new Century 21? Sound off below!

Comments (5)
  1. wolf says:

    They do have some good bargains, just watch what you buy and check it carefully. I got a shirt once and one sleeve was twice as long as the other. In LA they have Ross, basically the same thing. The defects the designers can’t sell they let century 21 sell

  2. Vince says:

    No I would never shop there as I worked in their computer room some years back and it was the worst job I ever had lots of nasty people. One who’s name was the same as the American woman in “The Other Side of Midnight” would go out of her way to make problems for other workers.
    When I was interviewed for the position I was lied to as well.
    They will forever be on my boycott list.

  3. James and Samantha says:

    Century 21 Department Store is absolutely trendy but you save such a huge amount of money. If you like fashions, especially great designers but dont want to pay Saks, Niemen Marcus, Nordstrom prices, this is the place for you. This store isnt as big as the one downtown but has all of the brands I want !!!

    PS: This isnt the Real Estate Company……

  4. ralllen says:

    Since when did Century 21 get into clothes?

    For decades it was associated with REAL ESTATE.

    1. Vince says:

      OK folks there are two companies with the same name this mix up takes place all the time.

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