Nashville, Tenn. Hat retailer Lids, a division of Genesco, said Tuesday it has signed two leases in Manhattan’s Times Square, which will bring the total number of Times Square locations to four.
This spring, Lids will open a 1,000-sq.-ft. Seventh Avenue shop at 2 Times Square, between West 47th and West 48th Streets, in the same building where the retailer already has an outpost that opens onto Broadway. In the summer, Lids said it plans to open a 1,340-sq.-ft. spot at 1501 Broadway, between West 43rd and West 44th streets.
The retailer, which already five stores in Manhattan, including two in Herald Square and one at South Street Seaport, is planning further growth into other high-trafficked areas, including Union Square, Grand Central and Penn Station.