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Three-story retail building planned for Northern Boulevard

By Tom Momberg

The real estate firm Robert K. Futterman and Associates has announced plans for a new development that will take the place of the Burger King on Northern Boulevard in Bayside.

The proposed three-story retail building at 222-10 Northern Blvd. includes plans for a 220-car parking structure and four floors including 39,600 square feet of commercial space, if the lower level is included.

RKF said it would be doing all the marketing and leasing as the exclusive agent for the property owner, which property records show is still Creative Foods Corp., a Burger King franchisee.

The developer for the project has not yet been announced, and no formal zoning variance proposals have yet come before Community Board 11.

RKF, which has offices across the country and works with international clients, said it is excited to work on the project considering the high traffic on Northern Boulevard and the appeal the location might have to businesses.

“Bayside is a high-density neighborhood and a well-established trade area with strong traffic from residents, students and commuters,” RKF Executive Vice President David Rosenberg said. “This new development will be ideally suited for restaurants, grocers, health and fitness studios, furniture, home furnishings and sporting goods retailers. We are actively seeking regional and national brands to complement the strong co-tenancy along Northern and Bell boulevards that cater to this upscale neighborhood.”

Rosenberg is going to be the marketing agent for the project, along with real estate associate Eddie Mamiye. They said the location will attract residents and commuters from around Queens and western Nassau counties.

“As a result of the growing demand for retail space, this is an excellent opportunity for the owner to redevelop this long-owned property into a higher-caliber use.”

The stand-alone fast food restaurant would be demolished if the project is approved and would be the third Burger King to leave Bayside.

Reach reporter Tom Momberg by e-mail at tmomberg@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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