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Opening dates in sight for two new
WWW.QNS.COM | APRIL 2018 | CRYDER POINT COURIER 15
BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI
SMONTEVERDI@QNS.COM / @SMONT76
Two long-awaited additions to a Whitestone shopping center are opening soon, according
to company spokespeople.
North Shore Farms, a full-service grocery store slated to take over the space formerly
occupied by Waldbaum’s supermarket in Whitestone Plaza, is expected to open in June,
according to company spokesperson George Tsiatis. CVS Pharmacy will open up next
door in mid-April.
The deal with North Shore Farms was first announced in October 2016 after months
of speculation in the community and was originally slated for a summer 2017 opening.
The store will occupy 23,818 square feet at 153th Street and 10th Avenue and feature
locally sourced foods at affordable prices.
CVS Pharmacy will be located in a smaller space next door and feature a drive-thru
pharmacy window, according to a CVS spokesperson.
After Waldbaum’s closure in November 2015, many Whitestone residents were left
without a neighborhood supermarket. Shortly before North Shore Farms officially announced
the lease agreement in 2016, Whitestone residents drafted a petition and delivered
it to the Feil Organization, owner of the shopping center, urging them to bring
a supermarket back to the location.
The Feil Organization purchased the property in 2014 from Onyx Equities and
Crow Holdings for nearly $24 million. The real estate company based in New York
City also owns the Glen Oaks Shopping Center at 255-01 Union Tpke.
QNS reached out to Feil Organization for comment, but they instead directed
us to both North Shore Farms and CVS.
Queens’ third small-format Target store
to open in Astoria
BY ANGELA MATUA
AMATUA@QNS.COM / @ANGELAMATUA
Target announced on Tuesday that they will open a small-format
location in the Ditmars-Steinway section of Astoria in
The location will be Target’s third small-format store in
Queens with an existing location in Forest Hills and one
planned for Jackson Heights, which will open in 2019.
The chain has made an effort to expand into denser neighborhoods
and by the end of 2019 a total of 130 small-format stores
will be operating around the country.
The Astoria location, which will be located on 31st Street
between Ditmars Boulevard and 23rd Avenue, will offer beauty
products, home decor, apparel, toys and sporting goods, men’s
and women’s apparel, sporting goods, portable tech, food and
drinks, an adult beverage selection and a CVS Pharamacy.
Target will employee up to 100 people to operate this location.
“Target’s newest Queens small-format store will offer a
unique shopping experience specifically designed for families
with young kids, on-the-go commuters and young
professionals,” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president,
Properties, Target. “We’re excited to provide Astoria and
Ditmars-Steinway residents ease and convenience, with a
curated assortment that includes household, home décor,
beauty and kids’ products.”
Target will open a small-format store in Astoria in 2022.
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