Limelight Shops

Limelight Shops

Department Store, Mall, and Miscellaneous Shop · Flatiron District
656 Avenue of the Americas (at W 20th St.), New York, NY 10010, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Limelight is an iconic New York City landmark that’s been innovative and exciting destination in the vibrant Flatiron / Chelsea neighborhood for fashion, food, and fun!


Based on 111 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    James I.
    "Try the church club pie special at grimaldis"(7 Tips)
    Kathryn Y.
    "vintage jewelry and knick knacks from Old Hollywood"(5 Tips)
    Sunny Y.
    "Must eat the gelato - ferrero flavor!"(7 Tips)
    Harumi U.
    "Old church made into a night club and got converted..."(2 Tips)
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  • grimaldi
  • old hollywood
  • gelato
  • hunter boots
  • jewelry
  • cute
  • cupcakes
  • fancy
  • outdoor seating
  • pizza
  • dancing
  • cookies
  • leather goods
  • shoes
  • church
  • lobster rolls
  • cake
  • great value
  • wine
  • rock music
  • Harumi U.

    Old church made into a night club and got converted into shopping center? Outside never changed but inside definitely is more nightclub-ish black and white color scheme. Now Grimaldi is there

    Harumi U · December 13, 2014
  • Min Jung P.

    Closes. David Barton is taking the place.

    Min Jung Park · May 7, 2014
  • G W.

    Grimaldi's pizza, sans line.

    G Wong · August 21, 2013
  • Violeta F.

    Recommend your tourist visits to come shop here! They will be impressed with having very chic boutiques inside of a church looking building!

    Violeta FM · April 18, 2013
  • Elisa

    p.s. Lady with the "gold" crap for your face... when you have2 women who absolutely have credit cards, you just don't focus on one person - you engage the group . Thus, you got zero sales...

    Elisa · January 27, 2013
  • Julia K.

    Not at all like the old days!

    Julia Kloth · January 10, 2013
  • Tanya

    Having transformed from a church to a club to a mall, the building itself is the main attraction.

    Tanya · October 7, 2012
  • Philip J.

    Used to be a nicer mix of boutiques. Not as diverse anymore.

    Philip Jarosz · September 17, 2012
  • DJ Times

    The 2003 film Party Monster, starring Macaulay Culkin & Seth Green, was based on party promoter Michael Alig's killing and dismemberment of Angel Melendez, a drug dealer at New York's Limelight Club.

    DJ Times · September 14, 2012
  • DJ Times

    Opened in November 1983 by owner Peter Gatien, the New York Limelight originally started as a disco & rock club. In Sept. 2003, it reopened under the name "Avalon"; closing its doors for good in 2007.

    DJ Times · September 14, 2012
  • Fernando d.

    It's an interesting place to shop in.

    Fernando de Leon · August 11, 2012
  • Brittany

    caaa yooootest clothes ever

    Brittany · June 8, 2012
  • Liz S.

    This place has changed. Used to be cute indie boutiques. Now it's one massive irritating clubwear store.

    Liz S. · May 28, 2012
  • Piotr S.

    I wish the club was back. It was pretty awesome.

    Piotr Stachera · April 4, 2012
  • Sugar D.

    Head upstairs to the Linear Shop and check out the Ski Till I Die gear!

    Sugar Dunkerton · April 3, 2012
  •  Deon P.

    Sweets! Sugar rush!

     Deon Parcon · March 14, 2012
  • Johan S.

    A church turned into dance club, then turned into the Limelight Marketplace...Clothes and food...There's a secret pizza shop off to the back of the store!

    Johan Sanmartin · March 8, 2012
  • Chelsea T.

    My mom used to dance the night away here

    Chelsea Turner · February 18, 2012
  • M. Silver Associates

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    M. Silver Associates · February 15, 2012
  • Mallory

    BROCADE HOME is located on Level 2 of The Limelight!

    Mallory · February 8, 2012
  • @BigAppleScoop

    Church -----> Nightclub -----> One stop shopping. Go in just to say you experienced it.

    @BigAppleScoop · January 10, 2012
  • Katie F.

    Find the Grimaldi's and Baci Gelato within. Makes for a great lunch while shopping!

    Katie Flynn · January 5, 2012
  • StonehengeNYC

    In the 80s, it was one of the city's hottest clubs. In recent years it's been refashioned as a luxury shopping mall of sorts. Only in New York.

    StonehengeNYC · December 15, 2011
  • Jillian A.

    They hit the jackpot when they made this iconic space a unique, hip marketplace... Then they ruined it by turning it into another generic dept. store. What a shame.

    Jillian Arran Clarke · November 26, 2011
  • Gray Line New York

    This historic three-story church consists of more than 60 small, high-end shops which sell jewelry, clothing and organic goods.

    Gray Line New York · November 22, 2011
  • Sunny Y.

    Must eat the gelato - ferrero flavor!

    Sunny Y · November 21, 2011
  • Ria S.

    Amazing.. shopping place, plus pizza store, plus gelato, plus prosciutto, plus plus plus... And plus the bar!! (they have a good deal today for jeans and shoes ;)

    Ria Serrano · October 2, 2011
  • Stacey G.

    Ok for specialty items.

    Stacey Gombash · September 12, 2011
  • Mauricio G.

    @kangol. Come in with a kangol hat and get 25% off a new hat.

    Mauricio G · September 2, 2011
  • Kathryn Y.

    This 25000-square-foot former eighties nightclub (and, before that, a church) was converted into a shopping emporium in May 2010. Check out the stained glass windows.

    Kathryn Yu · August 17, 2011
  • Nabeel

    Look at the architecture and see how they nicely retrofitted a church

    Nabeel · August 14, 2011
  • Devin S.

    There are WAY too many salespeople on the floor here. 5 "hi can I help you?"s in 5 minutes is actually really annoying.

    Devin Sugameli · August 11, 2011
  • Sherry O.

    much better as a marketplace than a club, this place really shines as a marketplace with it's cute cafe, wine bar &boutique shops. Crossbar (attached) has a great brunch & lovely outdoor seating area

    Sherry O · August 1, 2011
  • etta y.

    Layout is super bizarro. Follow the scent of cheese, keep the faith and you'll be rewarded with Grimaldi's.

    etta y · July 21, 2011
  • etta y.

    No slices at Grimaldi's. At least pretend you're with someone else.

    etta y · July 21, 2011
  • Linny

    I remember going here years ago when it was a nightclub. Nice to see the original structure remains and the old stained glass is preserved.

    Linny · July 16, 2011
  • Cocktails & Couture

    When we were in college - this used to be a club! Now it's a fab set of shops. Check out the Hunter boots shop for hard to find sizes & colors and grab a bite at the Cross Bar.

    Cocktails & Couture · July 14, 2011
  • Courtney Bolton

    how has the limelight turned into a *MALL*?!

    Courtney Bolton · June 14, 2011
  • Allison A.

    Sit on the patio at CrossBar! It's gorgeous :)

    Allison Amato · June 10, 2011

    Walk all the way to the back on the first floor to find great salads, sandwiches, cheese and gelato. All the perfect fixings for a picnic in Madison Square Park or a quick work respite at your desk. · May 23, 2011
  • Bim S.

    Cool shopping experience. And some dope causal kicks.

    Bim Star · May 16, 2011
  • T.LO

    Nice little shops!!

    T.LO · May 4, 2011
  • J Pearl

    Come check out 50% off Hunter's leather goods

    J Pearl · February 21, 2011
  • Dian C.

    If only the walls of this old church can talk. I could right a book just from what went on in the ladies room. Ah, my youth!!!

    Dian Crystal · January 19, 2011
  • Suzana U.

    Taste Italian chz today made in italy!!

    Suzana Ueno · January 15, 2011
  • Kathryn Y.

    The better shops are on the second floor: Japanese toys at Zakka, vintage jewelry and knick knacks from Old Hollywood, and free cookie samples from Ruby et Violette.

    Kathryn Yu · January 9, 2011
  • Chris P.

    Weird place. Not in a good way. You get lost weaving around in here.

    Chris Phillips · January 7, 2011
  • Max B.

    Check out Butterfly Bakeshop... Mention twitter or Facebook and get a free cookie!!!

    Max Beron · December 22, 2010
  • Gilt City

    Scoop up men's and women's perfumes from The Avery Perfumes, baubles and bangles from the Old Hollywood line of jewelry, or indulge in a mini-makeover from Face Stockholm.

    Gilt City · December 3, 2010
  • Village Voice

    The Village Voice voted this Most Unusual Use of an Old Nightlife Space in our Best Of New York Poll!

    Village Voice · November 8, 2010

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