We’ve now heard from several tipsters about a possible tenant for the old Loehmann’s space on Broadway between 73rd and 74th street, but we haven’t been able to confirm the news. According to multiple readers who have spoken to employees at the North Face next door and the Bloomingdale’s Outlet two blocks away, the old Loehmann’s will become a Saks store.
Gretchen tells us it will be a Saks Off Fifth discount store, which means Broadway in the 70’s could become a kind of discount retail alley. Saks did not respond to our request for confirmation. The company has been expanding in the city in the past year or so.