Long Island’s South Ocean Avenue gains two new tenants
Patchogue, N.Y. — A storefront retail space in downtown Patchogue, New York, has secured leases totaling 7,400 sq. ft., according to North Plainfield, N.J.-based Levin Management.
The 23,000-sq.-ft. space at 35-71 South Ocean Ave. will feature sushi restaurant 360 Taiko Sushi & Lounge (4,900 sq. ft.) and apparel retailer Jeans Fashion (2,500 sq. ft.).
Patchogue, located on the South Shore of Long Island, N.Y., is undergoing a dramatic rebirth that is transforming the 2.2-square-mile village into a dining, arts and entertainment hub. New Village at Patchogue – a $100 million mixed-use development now under construction at the site of the former Swezey’s department store – is enhancing the urban fabric of the town and promoting Patchogue as an active, pedestrian-friendly community.
35-71 South Ocean Ave. is located one-half block away from the New Village development, which will include more than 291 apartment units and hundreds of new residential tenants.
dd’s Discounts to open in downtown Portland, Oregon
Dublin, Calif. — dd’s Discounts, a division of Ross Stores, will open a new store in downtown Portland on June 28in a former Ross Dress for Less location. Counting the new location, dd’s Discounts will operate over 140 locations in 13 states. The retailer is on schedule to open approximately 20 locations in 2014.
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Together, Ross Dress for Less and dd’s Discounts currently operate over 1,300 off-price apparel and home fashion stores in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam.
New fresh DC opening in Minnesota
Walmart is enhancing its perishable supply chain in the upper Midwest with a new distribution center in Mankato, Minn., slated to open in early 2015.
The retailer broke ground late last month on the 420,000-sq.-ft. facility located a little more than an hour southwest of Minneapolis. Once open in the Spring of 2015 the DC will serve stores in Minnesota and neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
“We’re excited to celebrate this milestone in the development of the new Walmart distribution center with the city of Mankato,” said Joel Marpe, Walmart divisional VP of logistics. “We look forward to better serving our customers through the new distribution center by reducing the distance from farm to shelf, ensuring our stores can provide shoppers with fresher, healthier options.”
The facility, located at the intersection of North Victory Drive and Blue Earth County Rd. 12, will employ approximately 300 people and the majority of the positions will be full time, according to Walmart.
“We’re pleased to be the home of the new Walmart Distribution Center in Minnesota that will open pathways for employment opportunities and growth to our retail corridor,” said Mankato mayor Eric Anderson. “The City of Mankato is committed to promoting economic advancement in Minnesota and with the addition of the new distribution center, we will not only be making an impact on our city but across the entire greater Mankato region and upper Midwest.”