Positioning Retail Real Estate for a New Generation

October 22, 2018

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New Dining Concepts Open at Mayfair Shopping Center in Commack, N.Y.

Additions Enhance “Destination” Experience at Levin-Leased and Managed Center

COMMACK, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2018 – Patrons of Mayfair Shopping Center are enjoying two new, distinctive dining concepts following the recent openings of wood-fired gastropub Prato 850 and breakfast/lunch cafe Famous Toastery.

Prior to a total rebranding by Owner/Operator Len Oliva, Prato 850 had operated since 2000 as family-style Italian restaurant Ciao Baby 2000. The relaunch features complete interior and exterior renovations, the addition of an outdoor patio area and new menu – in addition to the name change. A wood-burning oven imported from Italy serves as a centerpiece of Prato 850. Along with wood-fired pizza and Italian favorites, the restaurant offers happy hour specials and a selection of craft beers.

“Commack is a great neighborhood, and Mayfair Shopping Center has served us well for two decades,” Oliva noted. “We are looking forward to serving the community for many more years at Prato 850, where we have created the next-generation of Italian gastropubs. Similar to Ciao Baby, this restaurant has an Italian focus but is much more casual in nature. We’ve included 25 large-format televisions to broadcast sporting and other special events. Our goal was to create a highly social atmosphere that combines high-end, chef-inspired food in a laid-back, relaxed setting. Everything on our diverse menu is organic and homemade.”

Famous Toastery offers high-quality breakfast and lunch items made daily using fresh and organic ingredients. The fast-growing franchise’s affordably priced menu includes eggs, breakfast sandwiches, specialty omelets, and griddle favorites such as pancakes, waffles and French toast. Lunch-goers can choose from an extensive selection of sandwiches, salads, wraps, melts and gourmet burgers. Founded by Long Island natives Robert Maynard and Brian Burchill, Famous Toastery first opened in Huntersville, N.C., in 2005. Franchised in 2013, Famous Toastery restaurants today are being rolled out in locations across the country.

“We are thrilled to expand and diversify Mayfair Shopping Center’s breakfast, lunch and dinner options with the openings of Prato 850 and Famous Toastery,” said Leasing Representative E.J. Moawad of Levin Management Corporation (LMC), exclusive leasing and managing agent for the 222,000-square-foot retail property. “Dining is an important component of today’s increasingly social retail experience. These two tenants not only are already serving as significant traffic generators, bringing a host of patrons to the center, but also are contributing to the property’s appeal by enhancing its overall ‘destination’ atmosphere for area consumers.”

Well located directly on the heavily traveled Jericho Turnpike, just east of the Sunken Meadow Parkway, Mayfair Shopping Center is anchored by a Best Market supermarket and Stein Mart. Its impressive lineup of national and regional tenants includes Rite Aid, Gap/Gap Kids, Northwell Go Health, Loft, New York & Company, Joseph A. Bank, Sherwin Williams, Capital One Bank, Justice, Claire’s Accessories, Outback Steakhouse, Tropical Smoothie and Verizon Wireless, among others. For information and current promotions, visit www.shopmayfairshoppingcenter.com.

For more than 65 years, North Plainfield, N.J.-based LMC has served as a trusted single-source commercial real estate services provider for institutional and private owners. The firm today maintains a diversified, retail-focused portfolio of approximately 105 properties totaling 15 million square feet in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, offering leasing, property management, financial management and reporting, construction and development, lease administration, marketing services, and acquisition and disposition consulting services. LMC’s capabilities continue to evolve with new technologies, efficiencies and sustainability-focused initiatives to serve a new generation of properties, investors and tenants.

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