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Dublin-based Primark to fill Filene’s space

Dublin “fast-fashion” chain Primark will anchor the former Filene’s building in Downtown Crossing with a first-in-the-U.S. store expected to bring a fresh vibe to the re-emerging Hub shopping district.

Primark is slated to open in 2015 on the first four floors of the building, which also will include a Roche Bros. supermarket and ad firm Arnold Worldwide’s new headquarters.

One of the largest clothing retailers in Europe with 271 stores, Primark touts its “value-for-money” prices. The Boston location is planned as its flagship for the Northeast, where it says negotiations are under way to open other stores through mid-2016. Read More…