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New Yorkers are making all kinds of predictions about the forthcoming Hudson Yards. Rumors are flying that Fashion Week may relocate there, once the project is completed in 2018. Bond No. 9 has even imagined a scent for the new development. Now, the latest speculation is that Neiman Marcus will finally open a NYC location as the anchor retailer of the mega complex, which will also include five office towers, more than 100 stores, and 5,000 apartment units on Manhattan's far west side.
So, where did this rumor come from? Neiman Marcus is reportedly negotiating a deal with Related Cos, the developer of Hudson Yards. This deal includes a "multilevel store that could span upwards of 200,000 square feet," according to The New York Post. The Post also reports that several other major retailers have turned down the Hudson Yards location, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, and Nordstrom, who chose a West 57th Street location instead. So, there's little room for guesswork when it comes to the luxe retailers that could call the new spot home. Until then, we'll cross all our fingers and toes that this is real. (Fashionista)