The 140,000-square-foot, Staten Island project began in May 2012, was completed in September 2013, and opened to the public in October. All site and building work for this store was completed within the tight constraints of an existing mall with active retail tenants on all sides. Schimenti relocated the existing mall electrical feed prior to breaking ground and created an underground detention pond under the parking lot. This site required coordination with DOT, DEP, and DOB for new street improvements and utilities on three frontages. Schimenti removed 32,000 cubic yards of contaminated soils and imported more than 26,000 cubic yards of clean fill to the site under the guidance of the OER and NYSDEC.
The store is LEED-certified and encompass Starbucks, Food Avenue, Optical Pharmacy, Photo Lab and Guest Services mini-scopes.