Hyatt headed to Cross County Shopping Center
Most of our team here at Yonkers Brewing Co. was born and raised in Yonkers, so we are very familiar with the Cross County and the numerous stages that it has been through. Over the last few years the Cross County has made monster steps in changing it image, its shops and its overall look. Recently, they announced that a Hyatt will be opening there as well. This is great news and we are excited to be part of this great city.
Here is an article from our friends at lohud.com
Hyatt headed to Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers
Former hospital to be transformed as part of shopping center revamp
Hyatt Place broke ground Wednesday at the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers, where it is transforming an old hospital into a 155-room hotel.
The $20 million hotel, expected to open in 2015, is the latest phase of the mall’s more than $250 million makeover, which began in 2007 and added 220,000 square feet of new retail space by 2011.
LodgeWorks Partners, L.P., will manage the Hyatt Place and the company is developing the hotel in partnership with Friend Development Group.
The Hyatt Place is LodgeWorks’ third hotel being developed in New York; the company is working on Archer, a boutique property in Manhattan, and a Hampton Inn in Brooklyn.
“Hyatt Place Yonkers will add another dynamic layer to the Cross County Shopping Center,” said James Stifel, executive vice president of Brooks Shopping Centers, which owns the mall. “Being located in such a dense, diverse market, the Hyatt Place Yonkers will serve a number of customers, including colleges and universities, our neighbor the Empire City casino, and not to mention residents and tourists visiting Manhattan and Westchester.”
What’s there now: The mall’s anchor stores are Macy’s, Sears and Super Stop & Shop. There are more than 100 specialty stores and restaurants, including Red Lobster, Aldo shoes, Blink Fitness and Multiplex Cinemas.
What’s next: On Tuesday, city officials announced that Darden Restaurants will invest $8.5 million to open an Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse at the mall. The Red Mango frozen yogurt chain intends to open a franchise at the mall soon and the international fashion retailer Zara expects to open a 26,000-square-foot store at the mall at the end of April. Kay Jewelers also expects to open at the mall this year.
The long view: There are also discussions about building another anchor store on the property, said Liz Pollack, the mall’s senior marketing manager. A new anchor would likely require the construction of a new parking structure, she said. Meanwhile, Yonkers officials want to encourage more hotels. The Yonkers City Council is considering rezoning underused industrial zones near highways and parkways to permit more hotels. A public hearing on hotel rezoning is scheduled in the Yonkers City Council’s chambers at 6 p.m. March 18.
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