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Nets expecting 13,000 at Barclays Center tonight for first home playoff game; arena retail expanding

The New York Knicks expect 15,000 fans at Madison Square Garden for their first playoff game tomorrow, while Brooklyn Nets General Manager Sean Marks expects more than 13,000 fans in the somewhat smaller (17,732 capacity for basketball) Barclays Center for tonight's playoffs opener, according to the New York Post.

Meanwhile, NetsDaily quotes the arena operator as saying that yes (as reported here) the team store will now be Brooklyn Style, along the arena's Flatbush Avenue flank, opening today:
Brooklyn Style was designed with a retail-first approach and minimalistic aesthetic, putting an enhanced focus on the products, and giving the space an elevated look. Additionally, the store’s interior layout design and fixtures were built for ease of shopping during anticipated high-traffic, sold-out basketball games and other events. Brooklyn Style was designed by architects from Food New York, whose notable work includes Off-White stores in New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.
Along Atlantic Avenue, The American Express Shop will sell snacks and merch via a "a contactless and what the Nets and AmEx are calling a frictionless shopping experience,” according to Shlomo Sprung, writing for Forbes. 

Unlike with the original arena plans, this piece of Atlantic Avenue retail seems limited to game-day fans, rather than the expected passers-by.

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