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.