Two temporary seasonal stores have taken up space in Wantagh’s Willow Wood Shoppes at the sites of two former GAP stores that closed early this year as a search for long-term tenants continues.
Both GAP and GAP Kids had operated in the 57,000-square-foot shopping center, which is owned by Garden City-based Breslin Realty, for more than 20 years before shutting their doors in late February. The former GAP Kids location has been taken over by Toys R Us Express and GAP is being utilized as a Spirit Halloween store.
Breslin Realty CEO Wilbur Breslin said he hopes to have two long-term replacement tenants for the former GAP stores in the next six months. He said there has been strong interest from retail businesses but declined to give specifics.
Willow Wood Shoppes, which is located off Wantagh Avenue in the Levittown School District, also had a vacancy from Rite Aid closing in late 2010 but that spot was recently taken up by Petco. A Starbucks and NEFCU have also recently taken up spots in the shopping center during the past year.
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