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Limelight Marketplace Opens in New York
May 11, 2010

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Located in a historic 163-year-old building in New York, the Limelight Marketplace has opened its doors in the Flatiron district at 656 Avenue of the Americas. The three-level shopping destination is the brainchild of fashion retailer Jack Menashe and James Mansour of Mansour Design, and was inspired by the Covent Garden, Dover Street Market and Burlington Arcade in the United Kingdom. Boasting more than 60 retailers, the Limelight Marketplace showcases a “festival of shops,” with elaborate facades and varied designs that invoke the feeling of strolling down a European shopping street. The Mansour Design team--including Melisca Klisanin and Annaminh Braun--restored the historic landmark building, which was previously a nightclub and originally an Episcopal Church. The chic, sophisticated new space is home to a variety of retailers, covering everything from fashion and accessories to food, design, art, beauty and more.