Rapidly-developing retailer Flooring & Decor opened its next retail store on Long Island — and in New York State — Tuesday in most of a former Concentrate on space in Commack.
The Atlanta-based mostly flooring chain also is preparing at minimum two more huge Prolonged Island shops, in Bohemia and Garden Town, in accordance to genuine estate and town associates. Its other Lengthy Island keep is in Farmingdale.
The Commack spot is a 95,000-square-foot warehouse shop and style middle, the retailer stated in a statement.
The new shop will make use of about 50 comprehensive- and component-time workers at 4 Henry St. in the Commack South Purchasing Centre, in accordance to Floor & Decor Holdings Inc.
“We are excited to introduce both expert clients, as nicely as property owners, to our 1-quit solution for their flooring demands with an comprehensive variety of in-stock, pattern-correct flooring options,” Kirk Zinner, the new store’s main government merchant, reported in the Floor & Decor assertion.
The retailer declined Newsday’s request for remark.
Other tenants in the Commack South Shopping Centre incorporate Costco, ShopRite and sister stores Homesense and HomeGoods.
The 143,000-square-foot Goal in Commack, which opened in 2002, was just one of 6 “underperforming outlets” in five states that Minneapolis-dependent Concentrate on Corp. shut in February 2019.
(Target however has a Commack store, at 98 Veterans Memorial Hwy., that is 3.5 miles away from the one it closed.)
The remainder of the previous Concentrate on house in Commack, about 48,000 sq. feet, is however vacant, reported Peter Cosentino, a principal at Cosentino Realty Commack. The realty enterprise owns the browsing centre by an affiliate, PJ Undertaking.
“We have some strategies that we’re doing work on,” said Cosentino, who additional that the flooring shop would complement the dwelling décor suppliers in the procuring center.
Health and fitness center chain Lifestyle Time experienced planned to take over all of Target’s former area with a new $35 million vacation resort-type health heart but dropped those options last year for the reason that of the COVID-19 pandemic, a PJ Enterprise formal explained to Newsday in November.
Established in 2000, Flooring & Decor sells challenging-area flooring, these types of as tile, wood and stone, as well as related instruments and components.
The flooring chain experienced 140 warehouse suppliers and two style studios in 32 states as of April 1.
The home advancement market has fared very well during the pandemic, as folks trapped at property owing to wellbeing concerns and remote do the job have been sprucing up.
Flooring & Decor opened 7 new warehouse merchants in the initially quarter. Which is “much more than double the three new warehouse retailers we opened in the initially quarter of fiscal 2020. For the comprehensive yr, we still count on to open 27 new warehouse retailers, an boost of 20.3% from 2020,” Floor & Decor’s chief govt officer, Tom Taylor, explained in Could in a quarterly earnings report.
The chain is getting into new marketplaces, this kind of as Connecticut, exactly where the retailer opened its initial two outlets in the condition this calendar year.
Ground & Decor entered the New York Point out sector for the initial time in 2018, when it opened an 80,000-sq.-foot retail outlet in Farmingdale.
The chain programs to open at minimum two additional Extensive Island shops. A person is planned for Stewart Plaza, on Stewart Avenue in Back garden Town, Brixmor Property Team, the Manhattan-centered enterprise that owns the buying heart, instructed Newsday in November.
The other is slated for Kmart’s former house on Sunrise Freeway in Sayville Plaza in Bohemia.