What are your shopping habits for the holidays? Do you shop mostly online, or do you still love the traditional experience of shopping in person? In our latest Facebook live video, PR Director Hannah Jay and Broker/Co-Owner Anthony Licciardello get into large-scale developments happening right now in Staten Island's retail sector.
First, the elephant in the room is the Empire Outlets. Just this development alone is slated to house 1.1 million square feet of retail- including a 33,000 square foot H&M and 30,000 square foot Nordstrom Rack!
Also on the horizon are a total of 4 new movie theatres, including an IMAX and dine-in cinema and brewery. Currently, we have just two movie theatres. While two might be too few, is 6 more than we need?
In addition, we touch on the controversy surrounding development of the Graniteville Wetlands into a BJs. While the DEP and City Councilwoman Debi Rose approved the project, there has been a major outcry from the Conservancy for Wetlands and Forests about building in marshland.
That's not all! We discuss even more projects on the horizon, including Lighthouse Pointe, The Boulevard (formerly Hylan Plaza), and Forest Avenue's new hyperlocal mini-Target! Plus, why didn't Charleston's Riverside Galleria ever happen?
All this and more in our latest Facebook live segment, one of our most popular yet! Just in time for the holidays, join us for a fun and light-hearted discussion of where retail is headed in the fifth borough of New York City.