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Empire Stores

Visit the restored Civil war-era Empire Stores for some shopping or a meal between two historic NYC bridges.

Located in the northern section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the seven contiguous warehouses of Empire Stores were built between 1868 and 1885. Thick exterior walls of red brick and schist interior walls kept the inside dark and cool – a perfect environment for storing perishables like sugar, molasses, wool, rubber, and most notably, coffee. Today the Stores have been transformed into 21st century mall with shops and offices and the famous Time Out Market where you can find any type of delicious meal!


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