Shopping Brooklyn's Atlantic Center and Terminal Mall

Shopping Brooklyn's Atlantic Center and Terminal Mall
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Brooklyn is known to have some of the best indie shopping in the city. It's home to the Brooklyn Flea, the famous artisanal and vintage flea market, a plethora of funky shopping districts, and some great malls including the Atlantic Center and Terminal Mall.

If you have a craving for a cinnamon sugar pretzel from Auntie Anne's or want to pick up some new threads from Target, head to Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal Mall. Listed below are the stores, government services, restaurants, and food vendors located within the Atlantic Center complex. For access via public transit, most Brooklyn subway trains and the Long Island Railroad both stop at Atlantic Terminal.

While there, you can also check out the Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn, a short walk or one stop away on the subway from Atlantic Terminal. This rapidly transforming, vibrant section of Brooklyn continually opens up new shops and now even has a food hall featuring a wide selection of cuisines. 

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    Clothing, Shoes, Cosmetics, and Accessories

    As one of its largest outlets in Brooklyn, Target at Atlantic Terminal is your one-stop shop for all the things your household might need—from vacuums to apparel to a full grocery store—but that's just the beginning of the Atlantic Terminal Mall.

    Walk into the main area of the mall from Target and you'll discover  AvenueBurlington Coat FactoryChildren's PlaceMandeeMarshallsMen's WearhouseOld NavyVictoria's Secret, and even the newly-installed Japanese fashion store  Uniqlo.

    For all your shoe needs, DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) and Payless are also both available in Atlantic Center, and if you're in the mood for cosmetics or jewelry, you can shop at Bath & Body Works or the local ​Carol's Daughter boutique.

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    Electronics and Cellular Phone Stores

    For the tech-savvy or those simply in need of a new cell phone or electronic device, there are a number of great retailers specializing in electronics including a large Circuit City.

    For those who enjoy video games and the sort, there's also a fairly large Gamestop in the mall that is pretty good about having surplus stock of all of the latest and greatest entertainment on the market. However, if you don't find what you're looking for while there, you can also order online to have it shipped to this location.

    Verizon Wireless is the only cell phone carrier with a location in Atlantic Terminal Mall, but local favorite Cellular 2000 also offers a wide array of unlocked and carrier-specific phones for purchase.

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    Home, Office, and Hobby Stores

    If you're shopping for home goods, hobbies, or office supplies, Atlantic Terminal has a number of great options including Sleepy's and one of the largest Office Max locations in Brooklyn.

    For musicians, Guitar Center has a location in the mall with daily deals and a huge selection of instruments, sheet music, and CDs. For partiers in general, the mega-warehouse of party supplies,  Party City, has everything from Halloween costumes to dinnerware for casual events.

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    Restaurants, Fast Food, and Grocery Shops

    Atlantic Terminal has a great food court and a number of restaurants and fast food joints throughout the complex including a Pathmark supermarket and the food section of Target for all your grocery needs.

    For a local treat, check out Bony's Bagels, a Brooklyn-owned bagel shop, but if you're in the mood for more traditional mall snack, there's also an Auntie Anne's and a Cold Stone Creamery.

    In terms of fast food chains, Atlantic Terminal has a McDonald's and a Starbucks, while it also offers two restaurants: ​Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill and ​Chuck E. Cheese.

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    Other Services Including the DMV

    Atlantic Terminal Mall also features a lot of other goods and service providers, making it a truly one-stop shopping location for downtown Brooklyn. 

    Atlantic Terminal Dental offers excellent rates on all things mouth health while National Vision Center offers eye exams and prescription eyewear. For financial concerns, you can visit Public Insurance Brokers or ​Carver Savings Bank.

    Though it might not be what you wanted to do with your trip to the mall, Atlantic Terminal also has a Department of Motor Vehicles office right in the basement. Although you'll have to stay in the DMV until your number is called, your family can take the opportunity to shop while you wait out this service.