NEWS

The Mall at Bay Plaza Welcomes 1st Apple Store in the Bronx.

Welco Realty, Inc. represented the landlord, Prestige Properties & Development Co, Inc. to bring Apple to their first location in the Bronx, New York at The Mall at Bay Plaza.  James O’Brien of Welco Realty, Inc. was the Agent who negotiated the deal. James was formerly with Simon Property Group for 35 years as Vice President of leasing NE. He has been with Welco Realty for the last 9 years.   

Apple is opening Friday, September 24, 2021.  The store is 10,391 s.f. Jerry Welkis, President of Welco Realty, and Exclusive Agent for The Mall at Bay Plaza and Bay Plaza Shopping Center said, “We were thrilled that we were finally able to sign a lease with Apple to bring them into the mall and to service the Bronx population as well as the southern Westchester county.”

Apple is coming to the Bronx and has chosen such a convenient location at the Mall at Bay Plaza. Apple users in the Bronx now no longer need to travel outside of the borough for the latest iPhone.

The Mall at Bay Plaza & Bay Plaza Shopping Center

The Bay Plaza development is one of the largest retail developments in the city of New York with over 2 million s.f. of retail, entertainment, and office.  The Mall at Bay Plaza was the most recent retail addition to the overall Bay Plaza development.    

The enclosed mall opened on August 14, 2014. It was the first enclosed regional mall to be open in NYC in over 40 years anchored by JCPenney and Macy’s. The mall had a very successful opening with amazing sales, and in the past 7 years sales have continued to grow from year to year.

The Mall at Bay Plaza is conveniently located at the intersection of New England Thruway and Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx, on the border of Westchester County.  Apple joins many other major retail chains that are part of the Mall at Bay Plaza Shopping Center to include a who’s who list of tenants such as H & M, Forever21, Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Bath & Body Works, Gap, Old Navy, Billy Beez, Pandora, Foot Locker, Uniqlo, XSport Fitness among many other fine retailers. There is also a major food court in the Mall at Bay Plaza.

The power center adjacent to the mall (Bay Plaza) has such notable retailers as AMC, Marshall’s, P C Richards, DSW, Stop & Shop, Ashley Furniture, Burlington, Bob’s Furniture, Raymour & Flanigan, and Sephora to name a few. 

Real Estate Publications:

The Real Deal: https://therealdeal.com/2021/09/21/apple-to-open-first-bronx-store-11-location-in-new-york/

Real Estate Weekly: https://rew-online.com/apple-set-to-open-first-store-in-the-bronx/ 

Commercial Observer: https://commercialobserver.com/2021/09/apple-opening-mall-at-bay-plaza/

Apple Insider: https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/09/23/apple-to-open-first-bronx-store-on-september-24

September 21 2021