First Uniqlo in Queens to open at SkyView Center in Flushing

Photo courtesy of The Shops at SkyView Center

Japanese-based clothing chain Uniqlo is opening its first Queens location in The Shops at SkyView Center, marking another big brand coming to the Flushing mall.

The global clothing retailer recently signed a long-term lease for an 8,000-square-foot space on Level D of the shopping center and plans to open within a few weeks, representatives of the mall announced Tuesday.

Uniqlo becomes just the latest major clothing retailer to come to the 700,000-square-foot mall, as Nordstrom Rack and Forever 21 recently opened locations there as well. Marshall’s is also a tenant in the mall.

SkyView Center also features a mix of major shopping outlets such as Target, Best Buy and Bed Bath & Beyond among other stores. And like Uniqlo, SkyView is the only place in the borough to find a Nike Factory Store and Nordstrom Rack.

“The Shops at SkyView Center has been set apart as a preferred site for today’s global retailers in the region, with the addition of Uniqlo marking the sixth nationally renowned brand contributing to the continuing momentum in Flushing,” said Michael Dana, president of Onex Real Estate Partners, owner and developer of the mall. “We foresee Uniqlo bringing more style and value options to the Queens community upon joining our home of the most recognized style-savvy brands.”