Adventure park coming to Long Island mall


The Samanea New York Mall in Westbury, Long Island, has
signed a 35,572 s/f lease with family entertainment center, Empire Adventure

The new Empire Adventure Park will feature trampolines,
ninja obstacle courses, a ropes course, climbing walls, augmented reality games
and more at its second floor location that can be accessed by guests using the
property’s rear entrance.

“The adventure park will bring much needed traffic inside
the once thriving mall, improving the co-tenancy as we continue to open new
restaurants, entertainment and bring new retailers to Westbury,” Matthew
Kucker, managing director, Long Island, Colliers International, who brokered
the lease alongside Samanea New York’s chief leasing & development officer,
Dominic Coluccio and their colleagues at property-owner Lesso Mall Development.

The 10-year lease brings Samanea New York’s current signed
and operating occupancy to 60 percent. 
Empire Adventure Park joins Dave & Buster’s, The Cheesecake Factory,
Bloomingdale’s Furniture Outlet, 99 Ranch Supermarket and other brand name
tenants signed by Samanea New York.

Located along one of Long Island’s most traveled retail corridors, the Long Island commercial property, formerly known as the “Fortunoff Mall at the Source,” spans over 750,000 square feet on 38 acres of land.  Construction for Empire Adventure Park will begin in January 2022, with an expected opening date in late 2022.


 “We are happy to welcome
Empire Adventure Park,” said Coluccio. “There is currently a strong demand for
landlords to create new, immersive experiences, and Samanea NY was in a
position to accommodate an entertainment park. Samanea NY is an ideal location
for businesses to showcase their products and services to a diverse visitor
audience. In less than two years, the team has doubled occupancy and is excited
to continue to expand our tenant base and repurpose this iconic Westbury
property to create a lifestyle destination that offers selective retail,
entertainment, and international cuisine.”

 Matthew Mullen,
President of Empire Adventure Park, stated, “We are looking forward to
providing the Long Island community with an innovative and exciting new
recreational park.”

 Samanea New York
recently underwent a $30 million reimaging. Among the significant structural
changes to the property are two new main exterior entrances: one, on Old
Country Road on the North West side of the property; the second, on Merchants
Concourse on the North East side of the property.

Brand-name tenants with signed leases include six already
onsite and four which will soon welcome guests. Bloomingdale’s Furniture
Outlet, which opened in 2020, is the first anchor tenant to open on the
property in almost 20 years.

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