Rego Center

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Rego Center
Rego Center in Rego Park, Queens, New York.jpg
Rego Center
Location Rego Park, Queens
Coordinates 40°43′59″N 73°51′47″W / 40.73306°N 73.86306°W / 40.73306; -73.86306Coordinates: 40°43′59″N 73°51′47″W / 40.73306°N 73.86306°W / 40.73306; -73.86306
Address 96-05 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY 11374
Opening date March 3, 2010; 4 years ago (2010-03-03)
Developer Vornado Realty Trust
Management Vornado Realty Trust
Owner Vornado Realty Trust
Architect Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 950,000 square feet (88,000 m2)
No. of floors 4
Parking 1400[1]
Website Rego Center

Rego Center Phase I and Phase II are the names of a shopping mall bordered by Long Island Expressway, Junction Boulevard, Queens Boulevard, 63rd Drive, and 99th Street in Rego Park, Queens, New York.

Property overview[edit]

The property was originally Alexander's, a New York City discount department store.

Phase II of the mall, which is an annex to the already open Phase I, opened on March 3, 2010[2] with 950,000 square feet (88,000 m2) of retail space.[3] Costco, Kohl's, Century 21, T.J. Maxx, and Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us have opened. Retailers also include Bed Bath and Beyond, Marshalls, Old Navy, Burlington Coat Factory and Sears in Phase I.[3] An Aldi supermarket also opened on level 1 in February, 2011.[4][5] The nearest competitor malls are Queens Center and Queens Place Mall.

Withdrawals[edit]

Home Depot withdrew from the rental deal with Vornado Realty Trust in late 2008 due to drop in profit.[6] The anchor left by Home Depot was replaced by Costco. This is Costco's fifth location in New York City and second in Queens.

In 2005, Wal-Mart had been dropped as a potential tenant, as an early part of its bid to open a store within New York City. Opposition by various groups killed the plan.[7]

Layout[edit]

63rd Road side, with subway entrance

The following layout of retail space is taken from Vornado's Property website.[8]

New stores are in bold (Rego Park II). Old stores are in italics (Rego Park I).

  • Level 3: Century 21, TJ Maxx, Bed Bath and Beyond, Old Navy, Burlington Coat Factory
  • Level 2: Kohl's, Toys R Us / Babies R Us, Sears, Marshalls
  • Level 1: Dallas BBQ, Sprint, Mandee, Payless Shoes, Vitamin Shoppe, Staples, Subway, Panera Bread, atrium and common area, Sears, Marshalls
  • Sub-cellar: Costco, Sears, Aldi Supermarkets

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gustafson, Anna (17 December 2009). "Rego Center spurs worries - NYPOST.com". New York Post. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  2. ^ Kadinsky, Sergey (4 March 2010). "Rego Center II anchors open to fanfare". Queens Chronicle. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  3. ^ a b Rego Center, NY-Vornado Retail, retrieved 2010-03-15 
  4. ^ "Aldi opens first outlet in NYC - News - Inside This Issue - Mass Market Retailers :: The Global Newspaper For Supermarket, Drug, Discount Chains". Mass Market Retailers. 2011-03-07. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  5. ^ By Lisa Fickenscher (2010-05-26). "Grocer Aldi heads to Rego Park shopping center | Crain's New York Business". Crainsnewyork.com. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  6. ^ Fogarty, Lisa (16 April 2009). "Retailer Reconsidering Rego Park Mall Site". Queens Tribune. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  7. ^ Greenhouse, Steven (24 February 2005). "Wal-Mart Drops Plans for Its First Store in New York City". New York Times. 
  8. ^ Official website

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