BJ’s and Applebee’s coming to Sky View Center

Sky View Center, the retail facility going up along with the Sky View Parc condominiums in Flushing, has two new tenants for their shopping center – BJ’s Wholesale Club and Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar.

 BJ’s Wholesale Club will occupy a 121,000 square-foot space at the site and is expected to open in November of 2009, while Applebee’s will open a 6,500 square foot restaurant in the spring of 2010.

 “BJ’s and Applebee’s are a perfect compliment to the diverse retail mix that we will offer at Sky View Center,” said Jim Jarosik, Senior Vice President of Muss Development, the real estate agency that manages the property. “This unique project provides a tremendous opportunity for retailers to be part of a world-class shopping destination in New York City’s most under-retailed borough. With only one other major mall in the entire borough of 2.3 million residents, Sky View Center will be an immediate success.”

 Sky View Center, which is located at College Point Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue, will contain 800,000 square feet of shopping space. Already, national retailers including Target, Best Buy, Marshall’s, Staples and Bed, Bath and Beyond have signed on to have locations at the center. Seventy percent of the retail space at Sky View Center has occupants that have signed on to lease space at the facility.

 In addition, the developers expect the retail chains to benefit from the residents that will live in the six luxury condominium towers above the stores known as Sky View Park. The towers range in price from $300,000 to $2 million.

 “With Muss Development’s stability and more than 100-year history of success, retailers of all sizes know they can count on us to deliver a quality product and that our company will stand by them for the next 100 years and beyond,” said Jason Muss, a principal at Muss Development.  “Even in these uncertain times, retailers are flocking to Sky View Center because they see the value and enormous potential of having a location here.”


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