The Cross County Shopping Center, a member of the Business Council of Westchester, recently announced that it will open three new retailers in 2019: Mito Asian Fusion, Invicta Watches and Carvel Ice Cream. Plus, Bath & Body Works, owned by L Brands, which currently owns famed lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret, and La Senza, is completing a full remodel of their existing store and will add the White Barn Candle concept to the location.
“Westchester County boasts one of the best places to live, work and play in the nation – and convenient, fun and exciting restaurants, entertainment and shopping such as the opportunities at Cross County Shopping Center certainly add to our overall quality of life,” said Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the BCW. “I look forward to all the exciting things on the horizon in Yonkers.”
The addition of these popular brands is part of an ongoing strategy to bring the most current and fresh retail concepts at the largest outdoor shopping center in Westchester County, which is owned by Marx Realty and Benenson Capital Partners.
- Mito Asian Fusion is a restaurant hot spot for Asian fusion and Japanese fare. The menu features sushi and noodles, Hibachi, plus cocktails and more. With the original location in Forrest Hills, the Cross County location will be the second restaurant to open, in 5,000 sq. ft. near Old Navy, this winter.
- The Invicta Watch Company will open in 963 sq. ft. adjacent to Macy’s in winter 2019. Invicta watches are Swiss made and are among the most popular timepieces in the world. There are thousands of men’s and women’s styles to choose from, including collaborations with Character Collection, DC Comics, Disney Limited Edition, Jason Taylor, Marvel, NFL and Star Wars.
- Carvel Ice Cream is an American ice cream franchise, which will open in a 375 sq. ft. space, near Old Navy in fall 2019. Carvel is best known for its soft-serve ice cream and ice cream cakes, which feature a layer of distinctive ‘crunchies’. It also sells a variety of novelty ice cream bars and ice cream sandwiches. Carvel has deep roots in Westchester and Yonkers in particular. In 1967, the corporation bought the Westchester Town House Motel, on Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers, and renamed it the Carvel Inn, converting it for use as corporate headquarters, while still operating it as a hotel, providing them with a conference center for the annual franchisee conventions.
- Bath & Body Works, a long-time retailer at Cross County Shopping Center, has recently committed to a 10 year lease renewal and has begun a complete store-wide renovation of the 4,100 sq. ft. space, located at Center Court. Bath & Body Works is one of the world’s leading specialty retailers and home to America’s Favorite Fragrances®. The NEW Bath & Body Works at Cross County Shopping Center will also feature a White Barn Candle Company, a popular home fragrance designer with a range of signature scents and products to choose from, including wallflowers, candle, hand soap, and more.
Built in 1954, and celebrating its 65th Anniversary in 2019, Cross County Shopping Center is the country’s original open-air shopping center and, at more than 1 million square feet, continues to be one of the largest and most successful open-air retail destinations in operation.
Shoppers and residents can keep updated with more Cross County happenings at www.crosscountycenter.com.