H&M walked onto the scene here in Spring of 2000 with astore at Fifth Avenue and 51st Street and the rest is history. Theyprovide cost-effective, fashion-conscious clothes that the publicis eating up. The store on Fifth is said to bring in $5,000 psf inprofits, which isn't too shabby considering they have 36,000 sf.All of this success led this Euro-invader to expand to HeraldSquare and 34th Street and now they're primed to take the Bradleeslocation as well.

This retailer's expansion isn't the only success story comingout of Bradlees' fallout. "The fact that H&M is going to 14thStreet is a signal of a very positive change," believes Consolo."There hasn't been an important fashion apparel store that has cometo that location in a decade and this move will really change thewhole complexion of that street."

Also, in reference to the Bradlees on Staten Island, Consolosays Target is on tap to grab that space. As retail insiders knowwell, Target has been on the prowl to make their move into thescene here for some time now. This recent closing gives them aprime location in the place everyone wants to be, the BigApple.

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