The new strip mall on Cross Bay Boulevard has already opened some of its shops, but more are in store.
At the moment, Empire J Nail Spa, Nadia Rima boutique and CKO Kickboxing are open for business. TruBurger has already set up shop as well, although it has yet to open its doors and displays a “coming soon” sign.
Dunkin’ Donuts, a Verizon Wireless store and a sushi restaurant are also in the works for the shopping center. David Koptiev from Platinum Realty said that when the rest of the stores open is up to the owners and how long the remaining construction takes. All tenants have keys to their respective store fronts. There is no date scheduled for completion.
As seen on Tuesday morning, construction is underway at three of the vacant stores. Three others appear untouched from the outside.
Empire J is the new location and name for Nail Tek, which had been farther down on Cross Bay Boulevard and is now closed. The same friendly faces of the Nail Tek staff work at the new nail salon and the same services are offered, according to Howard Beach resident Samantha Russo.
CKO Kickboxing offers fitness kickboxing classes. Schedules, electronic sign-up sheets and more information can be found on its website ckokickboxing.com.
Nadia Rima sells clothing, jewelry and accessories as well as various gift items. The boutique also handles events such as birthday parties and weddings. For more information, visit nadiarima.com.