After plan roll back, Wal-Mart shopping for Queens’ sublessee

Giant retailer has no current designs to occupy Five Towns space, spokesperson says

New York /
Mar.March 17, 2014 08:05 AM

Wal-Mart is looking to sublease a 40,000-square-foot retail space in southeast Queens that it had planned to occupy upon signing a lease two years ago. The store was initially intended as Wal-Mart’s first outpost in the city.

A spokesperson said the Arkansas-based corporation had leased the space at Rockaway Realty Associates’ Five Towns Retail Center at 253-01 Rockaway Boulevard as a “potentially viable site,” but has no plans for it at the moment.

Unions have protested Wal-Mart’s previous attempts at store approval by the City Council, which rejected plans for a site in East New York in Brooklyn in 2o12. Council member Donovan Richards of Queens said he fought the attempt by the chain to open in the borough amid concerns over nonunion labor.

Former tenants in the space at Five Towns Retail Center, located on the border between Woodmere and Long Island, include National Wholesale Liquidators and Modell’s. Wal-Mart began scouting city locations in 2010, as previously reported. [Crain’s]Mark Maurer


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
From left: Erica Grossman, Michaela Keszler, Maggie Keats, Margaret Harrington and Maria Babaev (Photos courtesy Douglas Elliman)
Douglas Elliman honors tristate brokers after a chaotic year
Douglas Elliman honors tristate brokers after a chaotic year
(Getty)
Summer camps can reopen, but much remains unknown
Summer camps can reopen, but much remains unknown
Chris Whittle and his East Hampton estate (Photos via Trulia and Meridian)
Education entrepreneur relists East Hampton estate for $95M
Education entrepreneur relists East Hampton estate for $95M
This three bedroom house is the first ever home built with 3D printing technology. (Realtor)
“3D-printed” home in Calverton listed at $300K
“3D-printed” home in Calverton listed at $300K
Sen. Anna Kaplan (Photos via Wikipedia Commons; iStock)
NY Senate to pass housing discrimination bills
NY Senate to pass housing discrimination bills
The lack of inventory has caused prices to skyrocket.  (Getty)
Suburban home inventory is depleted, but demand rages
Suburban home inventory is depleted, but demand rages
(iStock)
Walmart’s plan to ship packages quicker: robot-staffed mini-warehouses
Walmart’s plan to ship packages quicker: robot-staffed mini-warehouses
Long Island homes are flying off the market. (Getty)
Long Island home sales spike in Q4
Long Island home sales spike in Q4
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...