Heidenberg Properties Announces Grand Opening of New 49,000 SF Stop & Shop in Mahopac, NYDec 17, 2018, Posted by News, News, Press, Press Release in
Closter, NJ – December 17, 2018 – Heidenberg Properties Group announces the grand opening of a new 49,000 square foot Stop & Shop in connection with the complete renovation and expansion of the Lake Plaza Shopping Center in Putnam County, NY.
The Mahopac Stop & Shop location, which held its grand opening to the public on November 9, 2018, is the first New York store to feature Stop & Shop’s new floor plan and logo. This new prototype contains several modernizations including an expanded gluten-free section, local New York offerings such as craft beers, a smoothie bar, and fresh, in-store sushi.
The new Stop & Shop is just one of many improvements made by Heidenberg Properties Group in the property redevelopment. In addition to the new anchor, the parking lot has been repaved, the façade of the inline stores has been replaced and updated, and new, energy-efficient and sleekly designed lights have been installed in the parking areas. To facilitate the new supermarket, Heidenberg Properties demolished over 30,000 square feet of the existing center.
Stop & Shop isn’t the only prominent retailer to take advantage of the redevelopment. Pet Valu, a specialty retailer of premium pet food, toys and accessories with over 300 stores nationwide, opened its newest location on November 10, 2018, marking the third location within Heidenberg Properties’ portfolio. Ownership is in discussions with, but not yet revealing the identities of several other compelling uses. According to VP of Real Estate Ken Simon, “We have waited a long time to transform this center into a compelling destination and Stop & Shop is only the first step in the process. We believe we have created a great shopping environment at Lake Plaza and are excited about what is to come.”
In total, the redevelopment took approximately 14 months, but the impact has already been felt by the community and existing inline tenants. The Stop & Shop opening will create approximately 115 new jobs and employ over 150 associates, as well as serve as a vibrant location for shoppers.
Stop & Shop currently operates 414 stores throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. It is one of 22 brands and 6,637 grocery and specialty stores operated by Ahold Delhaize.