The Samanea New York Mall in Westbury, Long Island, has signed a 35,572 s/f lease with family entertainment center, Empire Adventure Park.
The new Empire Adventure Park will feature trampolines, ninja obstacle courses, a ropes course, climbing walls, augmented reality games and more at its second floor location that can be accessed by guests using the property’s rear entrance.
“The adventure park will bring much needed traffic inside the once thriving mall, improving the co-tenancy as we continue to open new restaurants, entertainment and bring new retailers to Westbury,” Matthew Kucker, managing director, Long Island, Colliers International, who brokered the lease alongside Samanea New York’s chief leasing & development officer, Dominic Coluccio and their colleagues at property-owner Lesso Mall Development.
The 10-year lease brings Samanea New York’s current signed and operating occupancy to 60 percent. Empire Adventure Park joins Dave & Buster’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Bloomingdale’s Furniture Outlet, 99 Ranch Supermarket and other brand name tenants signed by Samanea New York.
Located along one of Long Island’s most traveled retail corridors, the Long Island commercial property, formerly known as the “Fortunoff Mall at the Source,” spans over 750,000 square feet on 38 acres of land. Construction for Empire Adventure Park will begin in January 2022, with an expected opening date in late 2022.
“We are happy to welcome Empire Adventure Park,” said Coluccio. “There is currently a strong demand for landlords to create new, immersive experiences, and Samanea NY was in a position to accommodate an entertainment park. Samanea NY is an ideal location for businesses to showcase their products and services to a diverse visitor audience. In less than two years, the team has doubled occupancy and is excited to continue to expand our tenant base and repurpose this iconic Westbury property to create a lifestyle destination that offers selective retail, entertainment, and international cuisine.”
Matthew Mullen, President of Empire Adventure Park, stated, “We are looking forward to providing the Long Island community with an innovative and exciting new recreational park.”
Samanea New York recently underwent a $30 million reimaging. Among the significant structural changes to the property are two new main exterior entrances: one, on Old Country Road on the North West side of the property; the second, on Merchants Concourse on the North East side of the property.
Brand-name tenants with signed leases include six already onsite and four which will soon welcome guests. Bloomingdale’s Furniture Outlet, which opened in 2020, is the first anchor tenant to open on the property in almost 20 years.