COMMACK, NY — National apparel and home decor retailer Stein Mart recently celebrated the opening of its first Long Island store at Mayfair Shopping Center in Commack. Stein Mart occupies 30,800 s/f at the 221,000 s/f shopping center, which is leased and managed by Levin Management. “This Stein Mart store represents the chain’s initial entry into Long Island, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to Mayfair Shopping Center,” said David Reiner, vice president of leasing. “Stein Mart is rapidly expanding its nationwide presence, and the center’s locale and co-tenancy were a perfect fit for the brand’s target customer. We are confident Stein Mart’s presence will further Mayfair Shopping Center’s position as one of the region’s premier retail destinations.”In New Jersey, National massage chain Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa has leased 3,100 s/f at Blue Star Shopping Center in Watchung. The 419,000 s/f Somerset County shopping center is leased and managed by Levin Management.Levin’s leasing representative Marcia Minton negotiated the long-term lease. David Dunkleman of Soloff Retail represented the tenant.
In other news, Vanessa Fernandez has joined Levin Management as a leasing representative. In her new role at Levin, Fernandez is responsible for leasing and marketing efforts at two New Jersey properties within the company’s shopping center portfolio: Clifton Plaza in Clifton and Fords Shopping Center in Fords. “Levin’s outstanding reputation and degree of industry success is simply unmatched,” she said. “I am excited for the opportunity to continue my retail leasing career at a well-regarded and growing real estate organization.”Fernandez brings seven years of retail real estate industry experience to Levin. Most recently, she was a specialty leasing manager at Westfield Corporation.