Westbury mall adds family entertainment center to tenant roster

Empire Adventure Park inks long-term lease for 35K sf at Samanea New York

A rendering of Samanea New York mall (Samanea New York)
A rendering of Samanea New York mall (Samanea New York)

Empire Adventure Park inked a long-term lease for a 35,000-square-foot family entertainment center at Samanea New York mall in Westbury.

Mall owner Lesso Mall Development signed Empire to a 10-year deal, according to a news release. Lesso Mall Development paid $92 million for the 750,000-square-foot mall in 2017. At the time the mall was called Mall at the Source. Lesso — a division of China-based Lesso Group — invested $30 million into renovations. The mall’s landlord is Samanea Group, Newsday reported. Lesso owns Samanea, which says it develops and runs large-scale trade centers.

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Construction will start on Empire Adventure’s entertainment center in January 2022, with an opening set for later in the year. The location, Empire Adventure’s first, will include trampolines, various obstacle courses, wall-climbing, a ropes course and augmented reality games.

The lease brings the 38-acre complex up to 60 percent occupancy. Some of the tenants include Bloomingdale’s, Dave & Busters, Fortunoff Backyard Store and the Cheesecake Factory.