Stores at the expanded Huntington Shopping Center will feature several new stores, with Whole Foods Market as the centerpiece, outdoor seating and new entrances when work is completed in 2024.
Federal Realty said it would also add two more “pad sites,” the freestanding parcels that will have up to three tenants each. It said it was investing $75 million in the work, which includes updated facades, reconstructed parking lots, new landscaping and walkways at the Center, next to Walt Whitman Mall on Route 110.
Leaving the 21-acre center are BuyBuy Baby, Five Guys restaurant and Applebee’s.
“Bringing Whole Foods to this location jump starts a long-awaited redevelopment of Huntington Shopping Center,” said Mark Brennan, vice president of Regional Development at Federal Realty Investment Trust. “With our investment, we’ll reinvigorate the destination and deliver on our aim to provide essential retail at convenient locations with services and shopping to benefit our community.”
Federal said current tenants, including PetSmart, ULTA, Tilly’s, and Michaels will continue to operate during the renovations, which will results in the center having a total of 277,000 square feet of retail. Two new entrances, one on New York Avenue, and one on Route 110, are planned, while stores will all get updated signage, lighting, and facades.
Two new pad sites–the freestanding series of stores on the lot– will be constructed to accommodate up to three tenants each. Federal said 90,000 square feet of retail remains available for lease.
Federal Realty’ operates centers around the country, including the Melville Mall, Greenlawn Plaza, and Huntington Square in Huntington.