Simone Development Companies marked the grand opening of the new Throggs Neck Shopping Center in the Ferry Point section of The Bronx with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by a host of elected officials and community leaders.
Anchored by a 165,000 s/f Target department store – the retailer’s third Bronx store – the Throggs Neck Shopping Center features over a dozen new stores and restaurants including TJ Maxx, Famous Footwear, Sleepy’s, Petco, Skechers, Metro Optics, BX Sports and Super Wines and Liquors, and coming soon, T-Mobile and Starbucks.
For food there is Applebee’s, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Subway and Sarku Japan. The shopping center also includes secure free parking for over 600 cars directly in front of the stores.
Speakers at the ribbon cutting ceremony included Joseph Simone, President of Simone Development Companies, Borough President Ruben Diaz, NYS Senator Jeff Klein, NYS Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, NYS Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, NYC Councilman James Vacca and Lenny Caro, Executive Director of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce. Joseph Kelleher, President, Simone Metro Properties, emceed the event.
“This wonderful new retail center is yet another example of how Simone Development is helping to transform and revitalize the New Bronx with innovative commercial and retail projects that create new jobs and boost the Bronx economy,” said Simone. “I’d also like to recognize Aaron Malinsky, Principal of Curbcut Urban Partners, and Paul Slayton of Slayton Investments, for their experience and involvement in this project.”
The new Throggs Neck Shopping Center is an example of Simone Development Companies’ dedication to repurposing vacant and under-utilized commercial property in the New York metropolitan area. Simone Development Companies acquired the 7.9-acre site in 2011.
The property had been used as a Postal Service equipment transfer station for many years and had been closed since September 2010.
Miles Mahony of Ripco Real Estate is exclusive leasing agent for Simone Development and its partners. Only 12,000 square feet of additional space is currently available at the Throggs Neck Shopping Center in various configurations.