Queens, NY Goldfish Swim School will soon enhance the newly renovated Glen Oaks Shopping Center, occupying 9,660 s/f of the 187,650 s/f retail center, according to The Feil Org. the open-air center’s owner and manager. This new 10-year lease brings the retail center to 99% leased.
Located between 255th and 260th Sts. on Union Tpke., Glen Oaks Shopping Center consists of three buildings over a five-block span. The center is situated in the easternmost portion of the borough near the Nassau County border, making it accessible to a population of 767,114 people with an average household income of nearly $106,000 within a five-mile radius.
“The shopping center’s location was a perfect fit for both the tenant’s expansion plans and the type of experiential retail use we were looking to bring into the property. A recipient of multiple awards and designations, Goldfish Swim School will be a welcoming, fun and educational experience for families in the community,” said Nicholas Forelli, director of leasing, who represented Feil. Steve Gillman from The Shopping Center Group (SCG) represented the tenant.
Founded in 2006 in Birmingham, MI, Goldfish Swim School is a premier learn-to-swim children’s facility with more than 80 schools and 2,000 swim instructors around the U.S. teaching 100,000 students aged four months to 12 years each week.
Using a holistic philosophy, Goldfish creates inviting, safe spaces that help children overcome fears and learn to swim, while also teaching them other essential skills including water safety. The schools also include party facilities that allow the entire family to enjoy the heated pools, snack bar, and pro shop.
Located at 255-01 Union Tpke., Glen Oaks Shopping Center boasts a daily traffic count of nearly 25,000 cars on Union Tpke., a major artery that connects Queens with Nassau County, Long Island. Shoppers can reach the center easily from public transportation (Q46, QM5, WM6 and QM8 buses) as well as the Little Neck, Cross Island and Grand Central Pkwys., and I-495 (Long Island Expressway).
Other tenants at Glen Oaks Shopping Center include anchors Burlington Coat Factory and Key Food. Other tenants include Walgreens, McDonald’s, Subway, Norwell Health, and HSBC. Built in 1948, the center has been recently updated with a multimillion-dollar façade renovation.