One stop shopping has achieved new meaning at the TurnStyle underground mall. The mall, located adjacent to the Columbus Circle subway station, has everything a New Yorker needs: food, shopping, and quick access to transportation.
The project opened this past April, and had been four years secretly in the making by the time of its grand opening. The mall, complete with 20 eateries and 17 retailers, is the first of its kind. Some of these residents are permanent shops, while others are pop-ups, ensuring variety for years to come. TurnStyle’s true innovation comes from the fact that its entire operation exists underground and is privately owned.
The 30,000 square foot space bustles with the energy of the city, and is so alive with light and commotion that it is easy to forget it’s sub-earthly location. However, just steps away is the 59th St. - Columbus Circle stop, which contains a considerable number of subway lines, making TurnStyle all the more convenient for shoppers.
For eating options, Turnstyle features all types of tastes and cuisines. The underground mall contains Fika, Gastronomie 491, Doughnuttery, Semson Eatery, Pressed Juicery, Blossom Du Jour, Ellary’s Greens, and Dylan’s Candy Bar, to name a few. With this extensive list of places for snacks, meals, desserts, and drinks, Turnnstyle is relevant at any time of day.
In terms of shopping, TurnStyle features many of New York City’s hottest retailers, such as Lush, Spectre & Co., Elma Blint, Papyrus, Saskia de Vries Designs, R. Nichols, Dog & Co., and more. This diverse group of retailers adds to the unique and heterogenous nature of the space.
TurnStyle, which was a surprise to New Yorkers, is a welcome one. With its interesting mix of shops in both food and retail and its proximity to the heart of transportation in the city, TurnStyle is the convenient solution to shopping in the city.
By Emily Allen