You are reading

J. Crew Factory opens at Bay Terrace Shopping Center

Jun. 1, 2023 By Ethan Marshall

The Bay Terrace Shopping Center on May 30 welcomed its latest addition with the opening of a J. Crew Factory. Several community members and leaders gathered to celebrate the opening with a ribbon cutting.

Cord Meyer Development Company originally announced that the store would be coming to the Bay Terrace Shopping Center back in February. At the time, much of the community was looking forward to the new addition.

Among those in attendance for the ribbon-cutting was Council member Vickie Paladino, Erica Rose of the Bayside Business Association, a representative from Assemblyman Edward Braunstein’s office, Friends of Crocheron and John Golden Park Founder and President Jessica Burke and Queens Civic Congress President Warren Schreiber.

“We really value stores like J. Crew that can come in here, renovate a store, make it really beautiful, and provide another opportunity for the neighborhood to shop,” Cord Meyer Vice President and Bay Terrace Project Lead Joe Forgione said. “We’re very particular about who we bring in to the Bay Terrace and we do our best to fill needs for the community. To be able to find some key tenants like this is great.”

In addition to celebrating the opening of J. Crew Factory, Forgione revealed that Cord Meyer intends to make some additions and improvements to the shopping center over the next few months. These include improving some of the facades and common areas and creating public seating areas.

Recent News

Jamaica man sentenced to five years for $4.5 million bank fraud and money laundering scheme

A Jamaica man was sentenced to five years in federal prison on Monday for his role in a wide-ranging bank fraud and money laundering conspiracy, which resulted in the misappropriation of approximately $4.5 million in victims funds.

Chinwendu Alisigwe, 38, was previously convicted following a trial in Manhattan federal court. According to the indictment and evidence offered at trial, from 2017 to 2020, Alisigwe used fake identifications to open 36 separate bank accounts at six different financial institutions, which he opened with more than a dozen fraudulent passports and other bogus identity documents bearing his photograph, but the names of other individuals.

16-year-old arrested after assault on 68-year-old grandmother heading to church in Jamaica Hills: NYPD

A 16-year-old Jamaica boy was arrested on Thursday and criminally charged in the vicious attack that left a 68-year-old grandmother in critical condition after the teen shoved her while she was heading to church in Jamaica Hills on Sunday morning.

Detectives from the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows apprehended the teenager in front of his residence on 89th Avenue in Jamaica following a four-day manhunt. The incident occurred as Irene Tahliambouris was on her way to morning mass on April 7.