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By Allan Erps | Agent in Nanuet, NY

    Posted Under: General Area in Westbury, Shopping & Local Amenities in Westbury, Agent2Agent in Westbury  |  November 24, 2011 8:24 AM  |  4,552 views  |  No comments

    Second suburban Shake Shack to open on LI !!

    November 23, 2011

    A Shake Shack restaurant, Danny Meyer of Union Square
    Hospitality Group and the Gallery at Westbury Plaza

    Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group is further expanding its Shake Shack empire -- which already stretches as far as Kuwait City, Dubai -- to Long Island, Long Island Business News reported. The beloved burger chain inked a deal for an undisclosed amount of space at the Gallery at Westbury Plaza, a 330,000-square-foot redevelopment site at 900 Old Country Road in Westbury, N.Y., according to previous reports.

    The shopping center's Miami-based developer Equity One projects that the eatery will open in the fourth quarter of 2012. Leases have already been signed there with Trader Joe's, Saks Off Fifth, Nordstrom Rack and the Container Store. Jeffrey Howard and Peter Ripka of Jericho, N.Y.-based Ripco Real Estate are the leasing agents for the planned mall, according to Ripco's website. It was not clear who represented Union Square Hospitality in the deal.

    Other Shake Shacks have popped up recently in Connecticut, Brooklyn and Miami. As The Real Deal reported in the September issue, Shake Shack had focused on high-profile locations prior to the announcement of its first suburban instantiation, in Westport, C.T. last year.

    In addition to Shake Shacks, which produce "almost a third of [company] profits," Union Square Hospitality Group operates the Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern and Maialino restaurants in Manhattan. [LIBN]

    Tags: container store danny meyer equity one jeffrey howard nordstrom rack

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Nassau County, Parks & Recreation in Nassau County, Financing in Nassau County  |  August 3, 2011 4:20 AM  |  2,589 views  |  No comments

    LI voters reject hockey stadium funding

    August 02, 2011

    Nassau officials showing their support for stadium plan in Uniondale

    Voters in Nassau Country yesterday voted 56 to 43 percent yesterday toreject issuing a $400 million bond to build a new hockey arena for the New York Islanders in Uniondale, the AP reported.

    Opponents of the projects said that County Executive Edward Mangano and Islanders owner Charles Wang were exaggerating when they said the project would bring 3,000 jobs and significant revenue for the area.

    A state fiscal watchdog group, the Nassau Interim Finance Authority had said the project would cost individual taxpayers $60, compared with Mangano's estimate of $14.The authority also stated that the project would have cost $800 million altogether, with interest included.
    Nassau County currently faces facing a $100 million budget deficit for 2011 and some of the country's highest property taxes, the New York Post reported.

    The vote means that when their lease expires in 2015, the Islanders, Long Island's only professional sports franchise, would be likely to leave Long Island's Nassau Coliseum, perhaps for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Post said. [AP via ENR] and [Post]

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