DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - The Fulton Mall is now home to two new big box stores as improvements to the downtown Brooklyn shopping area continue.

Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx are the latest retailers to open their doors at the mall. In recent years, a number of national chains have come to call Fulton Street their home. The downtown Brooklyn partnership that is working to improve the outdoor mall sees the progress as positive.

However, some small business owners worry as more and more shops close because they are unable to compete with the big retailers.

The stores at the Fulton Mall only stay open until 7 p.m., but the partnership is trying to urge store owners to change their hours.