An amazing shopping center is coming to the Columbus Circle subway station

Check out renderings of the 30,000-square-foot underground complex, expected to open next year in the uptown hub

The process of bringing shops into NYC subways continues apace, with impressive plans released for the Columbus Circle station. According to WWD (via Racked), the MTA is planning to turn the uptown transportation hub into a 30,000-square-foot shopping center. The retailers have yet to be announced—though based on the rendering above, we'd venture a guess that Magnolia Bakery is going to be involved—but you can expect up to 30 shops carrying fashion, beauty products, accessories and gourmet food.

The subterranean complex, which is called Turnstyle, is slated to open in 2015.… But knowing the MTA, we'd treat that date with a grain of salt. Check out renderings of the subway shopping center—it's definitely something to get excited about. Susan Fine, the developer in charge of the design, previously worked on the concourse and shops at Grand Central Terminal, which should give you a feel for what to expect in the Columbus Circle station.

Renderings courtesy Susan Fine

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