Shopping strip for Cross Bay 1

A Cross Bay Boulevard shopping center containing a Chipotle and Planet Fitness is in the works. The strip was sold as part of a multi-million dollar deal finalized earlier this year. At press time, there was no targeted completion date for the development.

A Chipotle and Planet Fitness are coming to Howard Beach as part of a proposed shopping center on Cross Bay Boulevard, according to floor plans obtained by the Queens Chronicle.

The plans show details for a strip of stores on the boulevard between 160th and 161st avenues north of Rite-Aid and the Post Office.

The Gap, which stands there now, is labeled in the plans, but other businesses operating there are not shown by name.

Chipotle will be on the end of the block closer to 160th Avenue. Planet Fitness will have a first-floor entrance and take up the second floor of the shopping strip.

A representative for Crown Retail Services, the company spearheading the project, confirmed the plans but could not provide further details as of press time.

The plans state there are 4,000 square-feet of retail space still available and the company on its website is soliciting businesses to set up shop there.

Zyscovich Architects designed the building, according to the plans.

No building or demolition permits have been filed for the block as of press time, according to the Department of Building’s website.

The site was one of two purchased by Gindi Capital, the investment arm of the family who owns Century 21 department stores, from Bond Realty Inc. in March.

Gindi purchased 160-10 and 160-36 Cross Bay Blvd.

The block is the former site of Bond Motors, owned by Tom Abruzzi until the mid-’90s.

Abruzzi closed the dealership due to poor sales and high operational costs, according to a New York Times article, and redeveloped the property to make room for retail.

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