CVS Renews Whitestone Lease



CVS Pharmacy has signed a long-term renewal for its 13,500-square-foot space at Muss Development’s Francis Lewis Boulevard Shopping Center in Whitestone, Queens, Commercial Observer has learned.

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The nation’s largest pharmacy chain has operated a branch at the Queens shopping center since 2002 and may soon have a new neighbor there. Muss Development has plans to upgrade the tenancy of a 4,000-square-foot space adjacent to the CVS location once it becomes available in the second quarter, according to a press release.

CVS Pharmacy at Francis Lewis Boulevard Shopping Center (Credit: Muss Development)
CVS Pharmacy at Francis Lewis Boulevard Shopping Center (Credit: Muss Development)

Muss has also secured a 4,000-square-foot lease for The Boulevard, a restaurant set to open in the shopping center by the end of the month. The restaurant will offer “American cuisine with an Italian twist” and feature a full-service bar, according to a statement.

“Located on a main street in close proximity to the Cross Island Parkway, Francis Lewis Boulevard Shopping Center is easily accessible and a prime location for retail,” said Jason Muss, a principal at Muss Development, in a statement. “CVS has been very successful at this location and the addition of ‘The Boulevard’ is another sign of the area’s continued popularity.” 

Bill Bergman represented Muss Development in-house in both leasing transactions.