Three new tenants are replacing the long-vacant Outback Steakhouse space at the re-imagined Huntington Commons retail complex, as the center’s new ShopRite supermarket opens this weekend.
The former 7,300-square-foot restaurant space will soon be the home of CycleBar, GOLFTEC and iStretchPlus, creating a new health-and-fitness destination at the New York Avenue center owned by Urban Edge Properties.
The property once known as the Big H shopping center has been undergoing a $31 million renovation and a refresh of its tenant roster. A 65,000-square-foot ShopRite, slated to open Sunday, Dec. 11, will be the new grocery anchor for Huntington Commons, taking up most of the 102,000 square feet vacated by Kmart when it closed in 2019.
CycleBar, an indoor cycling studio, leased 2,474 square feet; GOLFTEC, which offers golf lessons and instruction, leased 2,819 square feet; and iStretchPlus, a stretching and fitness concept, leased 2,002 square feet.
“This location offers terrific one-stop shopping opportunities so that our members can come in for a ride, go to Petco for pet supplies, drop by Old Navy or Marshall’s for some clothes shopping, head over to Home Depot for some needed supplies and end up at Tommy Taco’s to bring dinner home,” Robert Hand, owner of CycleBar, said in a written statement. “What I am most looking forward to when we open is building a family style atmosphere in the studio with our members.”
Chad Covak, vice president of Real Estate at GOLFTEC, said the “the visibility and access from New York Avenue and the renewed energy within the center” drew the company to set up shop at Huntington Commons.
James Haas, owner of iStretchPlus, said the remodeled retail center is “geographically perfect” to serve residents of Huntington and surrounding communities.
“We are very excited to be part of this makeover and pleased that our services will be a nice complement to the services offered by our soon-to-be neighbors GOLFTEC and Cyclebar,” Haas said. “Together we will deliver that sporty, athletic and wellness feel that has been missing from the center.”
The adjacent 3,938-square-foot space last occupied by Sterling Bank at the Huntington Commons pad site is still available.
Dan Glazer of RIPCO Real Estate represented CycleBar, Faronn Roboff of Royal Properties represented GOLFTEC and iStretchPlus was self-represented, while Glazer and his RIPCO colleagues Tom Rettaliata and James Valenti represented Urban Edge in the lease transactions.
“Urban Edge’s revamping of the former Big H shopping center, now called Huntington Commons, is an impressive transformation and a continued improvement to the area,” Glazer said. “These new tenants are sure to attract more visitors to the revitalized complex.”