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Long Island mall set for $100 million makeover

Al Urbanski
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A 240,000-sq.-ft Ikea anchors Broadway Commons in Hicksville.

Schuckman Realty, which acquired Long Island’s 1.2 million-sq.-ft. Broadway Commons mall for $40 million in February, has announced plans for its $100 million renovation. 

The Rockville Centre, N.Y.-based developer, owner of some 90 properties in the New York metro, this week presented plans to the Northwest Civic Association of Hicksville for the razing of a 300,000 sq. ft. Macy’s space and 100,000 sq. ft. of the mall’s interior space to make room for an open-air concept that will be called The Shoppes on Broadway, according to Long Island Business News.

Shuckman reported that it had already signed a 100,000-sq.-ft. anchor that could not yet be named. Other uses it envisions for the renovated space include restaurants with outdoor seating and experiential and entertainment tenants.

“This will be a complete transformation and reimagining of the property. It will be more shopper friendly, more pedestrian friendly, and more community friendly,” a Schuckman representative told LIBN. “You go to work, you go home, and this should be the third place you go to.”

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The project received strong support from the civic association, as well as local legislators and civic groups.

“Great to see the reaction from the Hicksville community to the Broadway Mall renovation,” said Eric Alexander, director of Vision Long Island, a non-profit that supports the creation of mixed-use, mixed-income communities that are convenient, attractive, and pedestrian-friendly. “New stores enhance walkability and investment will complement the train station area’s redevelopment.”

Current tenants at  Broadway Commons include Target, Ikea, Round1, Aeropostale, H&M, Bath & Body Works, Blaze Pizza, Blink Fitness, Boston Market, Chick Fil-A., Forever 21, and On the Border.

Shuckman reported that it had received approvals from the mall’s 240,000-sq.-ft. Ikea and 137,000-sq.-ft. Target that they would retain their spaces at the completed Shoppes on Broadway.

The property, which is located alongside I-495 in Hicksville, first opened in 1956 as an open-air center called Mid Island Shopping Plaza. In 1968 it was enclosed and renamed Broadway Mall. It was last redeveloped in 1995 and was christened as Broadway Commons in 2017. The property was operated by Pacific Retail prior to the sale to Schuckman.

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