Real estate brokers and investors: Want a deal by the N.Y. Wheel?
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The Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership is calling on investors and local real estate brokers to attract a few good retail businesses and restaurants to cash in on "deals near the Wheel." (Photo courtesy of The Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership)
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on May 30, 2014 at 5:05 PM
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership is calling on investors and local real estate brokers to attract a few good retail businesses and restaurants to cash in on "deals near the Wheel."
The Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership will host its "Deals By the Wheel - Broker's Brunch" on Tuesday as part of the organization's effort to create "a better retail mix in Stapleton," said Kamillah Hanks, president/CEO of the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership.
The effort is supported through the Retail Recruitment Program, offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services. The program helps commercial corridors across the five boroughs fill vacancies and create a more vibrant retail mix to keep consumers shopping local.
The program provides one-on-one technical assistance and the tools necessary to improve and manage a district's business mix.
"Stapleton has all the components to be the perfect alternate destination to the development happening in St. George. Our neighborhood was once a vibrant shopping district of the North Shore of Staten Island," said Ms. Hanks.
"In less than two years, millions of visitors from around the world will be streaming to Staten Island to ride the Wheel, and to shop the new Empire Outlets. We're also going to see thousands of new residents who will occupy new housing here as a result of the New Stapleton Waterfront Development."
Said Borough President James Oddo, "Stapleton is poised and ready to become a must-see for Staten Islanders and those who visit our borough. It has everything from art galleries to restaurants and is easily walkable. I am confident that the North Shore renaissance will have a positive impact on Stapleton and help others to discover it as well."
The event will include a presentation from a Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership consultant about the research the group has completed to reveal the under-served categories of retail. In addition, a representative of the city's Department of Small Business Services will discuss the city's commitment to this business recruitment effort.
"The Department of Small Business Services works with community-based economic development organizations throughout the City to strengthen commercial corridors and create the conditions under which local businesses can grow and thrive," said Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services.
"With the exciting new developments taking place on Staten Island's North Shore, the Retail Recruitment Program will help Stapleton strategically attract the retail mix it needs to keep shoppers local, and support the neighborhood's small businesses."
Brokers who attend the session will receive a packet of market research data showing the categories of retail that are most sustainable in Stapleton, together with a list of 200 retail prospects that the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership would like to recruit into the district.
The free event will be held at Tapas Restaurant and Bar at 661 Bay Street from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
To register, call Kamillah Hanks at 917-757-8851, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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