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A new ‘Century’ of shopping in Queens

Post by SaulChanukah » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:25 am

I was there today, this new shopping mall was opened a few days ago in Queens, and its totally huge, gigantic, stunning, and amazing.
They have many different retailers there , the famous 'Century 21', also 'Kohl’s', also Home Depot, and many others. I shopped today in Century 21. I got some clothing and shoes there. The price was very good too. The store is huge, very clean and beautiful and very organized and there are many cashiers so you don't have to wait long lines to pay. The location is in Rego Park, where I grew up before I moved to Brooklyn. If anyone will have a chance to go to Queens, I strongly recommend to check this new place. Its really nice.

A new ‘Century’ of shopping in Queens

BY STEVE MOSCO

Thursday, March 4, 2010 3:17 PM EST

Rego Park just entered a new century of shopping.

Queens residents now have access to one of the most popular retail outlets as Century 21 opened a new, sprawling location at the Rego Park Mall on Wednesday, March 3.

Century 21 brings designer clothes at deep discounts – 45-60 percent off department store prices every day – to Queens in an effort to provide residents an affordable way to feel good about their appearance.

“We offer good service and designer brands at low prices, and in this economy, I think it is the perfect formula for success,” said Bruce D’Agata, Manager for Century 21 in Rego Park. “People still want to wear designer clothes, and here they can stretch the dollar a bit to do that.”

More than just savings and shopping, the store also brings approximately 500 jobs and philanthropic endeavors to the area. For the owners of Century 21, helping the community is a no-brainer.

Isaac Gindi, co-owner of Century 21, said that he and his brother Eddie are social entrepreneurs and will always carry on the community-first business model displayed by their father, Al.

“We are a family-owned company, and our father always taught us that when you make money, you need to give it back to the community,” said Isaac. “We just moved to the area so we are still getting to know the community, but giving back is always our major goal.”

Another goal of theirs is providing the diverse population of Queens with a shopping experience that will keep bringing them back. Century 21 offers clothing for men and women, as well as home goods and cosmetics.

“The demographics of this area are incredible,” said Eddie, Vice President of Century 21. “The array of different cultures, the amount of people, the foot traffic, the enthusiasm of the community; we want to give everybody the opportunity to buys designer fashions at a very good price.”

Century 21, which also has locations in Brooklyn, Long Island and Lower Manhattan, opened its new Queens location with the help of Vornado Realty Trust, owner of the shopping mall’s land.

Steven Roth, Chairman of the Board for Vornado, said that the quality of a land’s tenants matters just as much as the amount of money they are willing to lay down.

“You can have a great piece of land and a lot of money, but it will not work without a great tenant,” said Roth.

Borough President Helen Marshall, who was on hand for the ribbon cutting as well as to shop, said that the creation of jobs has never been more important than it is in today’s economy.

“It is great to finally see something here in what was an empty lot for a long time,” said Marshall. “We must continue to invest in Rego Park and Queens at large. Now where’s the shoe department?”

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Re: A new ‘Century’ of shopping in Queens

Post by Ralph » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:29 am

How is the food court?
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Re: A new ‘Century’ of shopping in Queens

Post by SaulChanukah » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:31 am

Ralph wrote:How is the food court?
I didnt check the food there, many departments are not opened yet...so I guess time will tell.

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Re: A new ‘Century’ of shopping in Queens

Post by MarkC » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:34 am

I still haven't recovered from when Gertz, Hurdy Gurdy, and Giunta & Gloria Pizzerias left Main Street in Flushing. :lol:

But this new stuff does sound pretty neat......
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Re: A new ‘Century’ of shopping in Queens

Post by SaulChanukah » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:53 am

MarkC wrote:I still haven't recovered from when Gertz, Hurdy Gurdy, and Giunta & Gloria Pizzerias left Main Street in Flushing. :lol:

But this new stuff does sound pretty neat......
A number of restaurants have closed on Main Street. Most recently I wanted to get something to eat in Cappuccino, a dairy restaurant. But when I went there I was surprised to find out that it went out of business. But many others have opened there. They made a Kosher version of 'Subway' right on the other side from Cappuccino. Also further down they opened a new Israeli restaurant. I forgot the exact name, but I think its 'Jerusalem Grill' I had lunch there a number of times. Totally great food. Another very fancy Kosher Japanese restaurant was opened right next to 'Jerusalem Grill' , they specialize in Sushi (which I don't like at all. I cant stand sushi), so I didn’t try it. They also opened a new Pizzeria on Main Street called ' Pizza Professor', they basically create a pizza just for you according to your taste. You have to wait about 15 minutes until you get to eat your Pizza, that means that you shouldn’t go there when you’re really hungry. Right on Main street 'Jewel Avenue', across the street from 'The Pizza Professor' there is an Israeli Restaurant called 'Grill Point' its a famous place though they changed the name from 'Hapina' to 'Grill Point'. Hapina means 'The corner' in Hebrew, because its located right on the corner of the street. Grill point has some of the Best Shawarma and Humus in NYC, if not the Best. Though they tend to be more on the expensive side. 'Jerusalem Grill' has better prices, and the food is no less better, I would say that 'Jerusalem Grill' looks even more fancy then 'Grill point'.

A very nice Frozen Yogurt and Ice cream shop opened next to Shimon's Pizza, if your in a mood for an ice cream...

I used to study in Flushing for a number of years, so I know Main street and that area in general, and when I am in Queens, that's one of the best locations to get Lunch so I know this place inside out.

Cheers,


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Re: A new ‘Century’ of shopping in Queens

Post by MarkC » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:21 am

Cool! You're looking at an alumnus of Flushing H.S. :)
As well as Temple Gates of Prayer (Shaarei Tefilla).

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Re: A new ‘Century’ of shopping in Queens

Post by SaulChanukah » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:18 pm

MarkC wrote:Cool! You're looking at an alumnus of Flushing H.S. :)
As well as Temple Gates of Prayer (Shaarei Tefilla).
That's great!

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