Signs for the retailers and restaurants opening at The Shops At Nanuet are now visible as the center announces its grand opening plans. After an 18-month long multi-million dollar redevelopment, The Shops at Nanuet officially opens with a four-day celebration beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10th.
The new, 750,000 square foot open-air center will welcome customers with a ribbon cutting and flag ceremony followed by live music, prize-an-hour giveaways, entertainment, food and drink, and the opening of dozens of new stores.
“The special four day celebration promises something for everyone and serves as a thank you to our loyal customers for their patience and continued interest,” said Ryan Hidalgo, The Shops at Nanuet general manager. “We look forward to reclaiming our position as the premier shopping destination in the Rockland County region.”
On Thursday through Sunday morning, the first 500 shoppers to register will receive a special gift as part of the Simon Premium Giveaway. Hourly giveaways during the four-day celebration include gift cards donated by mall retailers Macy’s, J. Jill, The Limited, Tiara Jewelers, Gap, Soma Intimates, Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar and CUPS Frozen Yogurt. One $1,000 Simon Giftcard® will be given away.
As shoppers walk around the new 750,000 square foot center they will come across Entertainment Zones, musical performances and a Food Truck Court. The entertainment will feature caricature artists, stilt walkers, henna tattooists, jugglers, magicians, balloon animal makers, face painters and a fire-eater. Local artists will be giving musical performances throughout the four days. The Food Truck Court will offer a variety of dining options from Thai Elephant, French Quarter, Incrediballs, Taqueria Autentica, Dark Side of the Moo and Waffle de Lys.
Special activities are planned for each day. On Thursday, Nyack Hospital will offer complimentary Health Screenings and The Limited hosts an Evening of Style, a special meet and greet with its head of design, Elliot Staples, and a chance to win an apparel makeover.
On Friday, at Macy’s Black Tie Affair visitors can sample complimentary hors d’oeuvres and consult with personal stylists and professional makeup artists. Guests can join in on the Crossfit Workout with Drew Davies from Rebel Fitness, enter to win a $1,000 Simon Giftcard® and celebrate with Gap Style Event+Fashion+Food+Drink+Music+You
Saturday activities are geared toward children with the Then & Now Handprint Ceremony” involving local children as they leave their mark in a cement monument. In 1969 a handprint monument was created at the original opening of Nanuet Mall, which has been preserved. The Rockland Reading Council will share two beloved children’s books and Clifford the Big Red Dog and Curious George will make special appearances.
On Sunday join Fairway Market’s “Food for Thought…and Stomach” for a series of food talks, tastings, cooking demonstrations and samplings to promote healthy eating. Participate in a Workout with 24 Hour Fitness in an group exercise class hosted by team members and enter to win a 24-day membership with five personal training sessions. Check out Sunset Yoga by lululemon athletic wear with Jaime Dickow from Jaime Surya Yoga.
Anchored by Macy’s and Sears, The Shops at Nanuet will include 50 specialty stores along with junior anchors Fairway Market, Regal Cinemas and 24-Hour Fitness. At least 30 of the shops are expected to open on Oct. 10th.
The grand opening hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For additional information, call the Shopping Line at (845) 501-4272; visit www.simon.com, www.facebook.com/shopsatnanuet or Twitter:@ShopsNanuet.
Simon Property Group, Inc. owns and manages The Shops At Nanuet.
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