The construction of the Empire Outlets has brought new excitement to New York City residents and tourists alike. Its prime location at the base of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal is perfect for those coming from all five boroughs. St.George's transformation into a desirable destination for residents and tourists alike can be awarded to companies such as BFC Partners and Goldman Sachs who invest millions of dollars to revamp beautiful NYC destinations such as St. George. The outlets are being built adjacent to the New York Wheel, which is going to be the tallest observation wheel in the world, as well as walking distance from the Staten Island Yankees ballpark, Lighthouse Point, and the St.George Historic Park.
The opening date was first set to be Black Friday 2017, but has been moved to Fall 2018 to better accommodate the opening of the New York Wheel. This date is largely anticipated by NYC residents as this will be the first outlet mall in the city, with over 350,000 sq. ft. of retail space, 1,250-space parking garage, and 40,000 sq. ft. of food and beverage space. The design will also include a 190-room boutique hotel featuring a 20,000 sq. ft. event space. To further make this plaza one of a kind, New York Outlets has announced that Marketplace (MRKTPL) will be showcased at the outlets as the first artisanal food hall on Staten Island. Food from the best local and international purveyors will be available for visitors to try, creating a casual and unique dining experience.
With over 54 million people visiting New York City each year, and 70,000 riding the Staten Island Ferry each day, this brand-new outlet mall will bring customers from all over the world to the sometimes forgotten borough. North Shore real estate is also expected to rise in popularity--especially St.George--as it becomes a highly-desired destination for shopping, living, and sight-seeing.
If you're curious about the homes in the St.George area, we here at Tom Crimmins Realty would be delighted to show you whats currently available in the area. You can contact us at 718-370-3200, or you can stop into our Manor Road office and an agent will be able to help you out right away!