More Stores Opening At Shops At Nanuet

The Shops At Nanuet welcomed Starbucks to its retailer mix on Monday.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Starbucks at The Shops At Nanuet.
Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Starbucks at The Shops At Nanuet.

The Starbucks opening today at the Shops At Nanuet is a licensed location that is owned by the center’s operator Simon Properties. Shops At Nanuet General Manager Ryan Hidalgo said this is the second Starbucks that Simon Properties has added to its portfolio. 

“One of the things we heard not only from our customers but from our employee population is they wanted more places to eat and they want a good cup of coffee,” he said. 

Hidalgo said the full service location with hot and cold beverages and an assortment of sandwiches and other food items has employees trained by Starbucks but paid by Simon. The approximately 2,000 square foot café employs 20 and will open one hour earlier than the Shops At Nanuet and close one hour later. Its hours Monday through Saturday are 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. 

Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack, Great Nanuet Chamber of Commerce President Risa Hoag, Rockland Business Association Vice President Robert Scheiber and store manager Jennifer Grosse joined Hidalgo for the ribbon cutting. 

“I’m traveling all around town and everybody loves the Shops At Nanuet,” said Gromack. “They’re a great venue.”

The Starbucks across Route 59 in Rockland Plaza is expected to remain open.

Others retailers opening their doors at the Shops this week include: JLK Salon on Tuesday and 24 Hour Fitness on Saturday. 

Hidalgo said Saturday’s snowstorm did not deter shoppers from coming to the open-air center.

“We actually saw a really large crowd early in the day,” he said. “They came out early and yesterday we saw really great traffic.”

Retailers are reporting they are exceeding their sales projections. He said another indication of the interest in the Shops At Nanuet was 24 Hour Fitness signed up 250 people in an onsite membership drive.

Starbucks joins recently opened Regal Stadium 12 & RPX, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, Teavana, Tiara Jewelers, Paper Source and Select Number by Sleep Comfort.

In 2014 the remainder of the open-air center adds to its mix with the opening of Sephora, Lucky Brand, Patsy's Pizzeria, Corner Bakery Cafe, Chico's, European Wax Center, Subway Cafe, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, and BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse.


Bill McCloskey December 16, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Puff piece? I can't imagine anyone going to this mall as snowy as it is when I can visit the same stores in an inside mall.
Franko December 16, 2013 at 01:35 PM
Will anyone actually buy anything at these stores? They sure do look purdy though.
Watchdog December 17, 2013 at 12:29 AM
Palisades Center is a lot warmer and ha a lovely Nativity Scene, something lacking in the expensive, wet and cold shops at nanuet. This store will only canabalize the one across the road and the Apple store and Sleep Number are a wash in terms of taxes. Fitness Center and movie house will take business away from the other fitness centers and movies in the area with no added tax benefits.
rex merrins December 17, 2013 at 05:17 AM
they have got to be kidding. the stores are dead.Macys has no selection and has more customer traffic at their palisades store. The stores that are at nanuet and at palisades the palisades stores are doing more business. THEY JUST WANT YOU TO THINK THAT THIS MALL IS DOING SO WELL ITS NOT.Palisades mall is alot more period and it looks a heck of alot better than it did now it looks like a mall.Grommack the mall manager and simon are in a fantasy world with this mall. They will never hurt pALISADES MALL OR FAIRWAY WILL EVER AFFECT STOP AND SHOP AND SHOP RITE.ITS NOT A STORE TO DO A WEEKLY SHOPPING. tHE IMAX AND lOWES THEATRE ARENT AFFECTED BY REGAL. wHEN YOU HAVE A MALL WITH EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF AND PALISADES WILL BE BRINGING NEW STORES IN AS WELL IN THE NEW YEAR. i BET APPLE WILL GO BACK TO PALISADES AND MAYBE ANY NEW STORE WILL GO TO PALISADES WHERE IS WARM .
Charles Clewsow December 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM
http://www.beallsflorida.com/?cm_mmc=Email-_-121713A-_-feature-_-null&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=121713A When Hidalgo never even mentions the word CHRISTMAS, sales will suffer.mWe stay away and go to the Palisades Mall where they have a Nativity Scene. We also patronize stores like Bealls with great prices and they are nit ashamed like Hidalgo to mention the word CHRISTMAS. Gromack is dreaming if he thinks sales from this secular progressive cold outdoor shops will nake up for the $20 Million payment to Palisades for overcharging them on their taxes. BTW Sears us terrible, their stock is in the dumbos. That store will close and so will Macy's whose stores canabalize each other. But as long as Hidalgo doesn't have to mention CHRISTMAS, he is OK with it.
Lynne Levine December 17, 2013 at 08:08 PM
This afternoon at about 1:00PM the sidewalks had not been plowed or salted and were so slippery as to be dangerous. All the roads surrounding the stores were so bad as to be almost impassable. Parking was a nightmare. I would suggest that something be done to correct this in the future. I would definitely think twice before driving to Nanuet in snowy conditions again.
Issy December 17, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Yes I agree, having a nativity scene is such an important part of shopping that maybe the mall should keep it up all year.
rex merrins December 18, 2013 at 06:32 AM
see now palisades mall dosent seem so bad now they have done the right thing the mall looks better and looks feistive and the nativity scene.
rex merrins December 18, 2013 at 10:33 AM
It up to people what they enjoy. If you are shopping at palisades you have 15 restaurants to choose from people want to do everything in one stop. its the same in paramus at GSP OR BERGEN TOWN CENTER. PLUS ALL THE MANY RESTAURANT ON 4 AND 17, THERE ARE RESTAURANTS ALONG 59 AS WELL NOT JUST THE MALLS.
Maire B December 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM
Issy, the idea of having a Nativity scene is to remind us of why we are shopping at the mall in the first place. Why are you so testy about that? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to stop and think just a second during this holy season?
Nicholas December 19, 2013 at 05:59 AM
Shopping is the least 'Christian' thing we do, these nativity scenes in malls are advertising. My objection is not to the scenes themselves, but to the notion that there are those who will not shop at the Shops at Nanuet because they don't have a Nativity scene. It is the idea that unless you celebrate the holidays the 'Christian way' and say 'merry Christmas' then you are somehow subversive to Christianity and worthy of boycott.
rex merrins December 20, 2013 at 05:06 AM
nicholas the shops at nanuet is also expensive and not a great mix of stores as palisades has macys is horrible in nanuet oalisades is better plus jc penney lord and taylor the food court etc plus its warm inside,
Nicholas December 20, 2013 at 06:26 AM
The Shops at Nanuet are not in competition with the Mall (they tried that), it offers a different experience, targeting a different demographic. It is more of a modern take on a village high street and with that they have done an excellent job. It also needs time to grow, not all the stores are open, but it is a shame Sears and Macys do not step up and take advantage of the situation.
Bill McCloskey December 20, 2013 at 08:28 AM
Well, I've been there in the days before christmas and it is dead at the Nanuet mall. Can anyone say boondoggle?
rex merrins December 21, 2013 at 04:56 AM
well nick thats why palisades is netter macys jc penney and lord and taylor they didnt do an excellent job with the mix of stores the stores that are in nanuet and palisades the palisades stores are doing better than nanuet. we will stay warm inside shopping the palisades and paramus malls..
Charles Clewsow December 22, 2013 at 02:55 PM
RYAN HIDALGOS WAR ON CHRISTMAS is the primary reason. All the folks in our Church Group will not do any shopping there for Christmas or after Christmas.


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