The Children’s Place Coming to Flushing Mall [Updated]
Children’s apparel and accessories store The Children’s Place will be setting up shop at The Shops at SkyView Center in Flushing, Queens.
The new digs will occupy 3,799 square feet on Level B, the Wall Street Journal reported. The asking rent was $75 a foot for the 10-year lease. The Children’s Place brings the mall to 95 percent leased and the mall’s developer, Onex Real Estate Partners, is reportedly talking to two other national children’s retailers for the remaining two spaces.
The Shops at SkyView Center, at 40-24 College Point Blvd., is 700,000 square feet and decided to commit to space for children’s shops following the success of Chuck E. Cheese’s, which opened at the same time as the mall in 2010, Michael Dana, president of Onex Real Estate Partners, told the Journal.
“With all the parents and children there, we thought we should really try to focus on children,” Mr. Dana said. “It was our vision as soon as we saw how Chuck E. Cheese’s worked.”
The Children’s Place will be opening next month, a spokeswoman for RKF‘s Ariel Schuster, who represented the tenant, told Commercial Observer. The landlord did not have a broker, she added.
SkyView is part of a $1 billion retail and condo development that rebounded since running into financial problems during the recession, as Commercial Observer previously reported.
Update: This story has been edited to include opening month and broker information.