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With the grand opening of the Throggs Neck Shopping Center in the Bronx last Thursday, New Yorkers can count themselves one more Target stronger. The two-story "suburban-style" mall, the first of its kind in the neighborhood, also features a TJ Maxx, Petco, Sketchers, Famous Footwear, Starbucks, and Chipotle.
"The demand for these kinds of stores in the east Bronx was far higher than what was there," Joseph Kelleher, president of Simone Development's urban wing told the Daily News. "Having an option that is closer is far more attractive."
Those other options for shopping, however, are growing—new additions like the Mall at Bay Plaza, Bronx Terminal Market and a number of projects that are still in the works are contributing to a major boom in Bronx retail.