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Sayville Plaza gets Chipotle and health clinic as tenants

January 14, 2019 02:00PM

Chipotle Mexican Grill and GoHealth Urgent Care opened locations at the Sayville Plaza as the shopping center battles a lawsuit and increased vacancy. The 371,619-square-foot plaza on Sunrise Highway had about 110,000-square-feet of vacant space in August, Newsday reported, as stores there closed after their parent companies merged or failed. Sayville Menlo LLC, which owns the plaza with Sayville Plaza Development, sued Sears Holdings Corporation in September 2017, claiming that the now-bankrupt retail giant allowed leases it held to lie mostly vacant and become rundown. Chipotle recently started serving its casual Mexican cuisine out of 2,200 square feet in the northwest corner of the complex, according to Patch and Garden City-based Breslin Realty Development Corporation. GoHealth, which has 23 locations across Long Island, will operate out of the same area. Robert Delavale, vice president and director of leasing at Breslin Realty, negotiated for the landlord in the transactions with both new tenants. Sayville Plaza still has 38,000 square feet of available space. [Breslin Realty]