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Construction of New Brooklyn Yard Retail Center Moves Forward

Construction is quickly moving forward on the new retail center known as “The Shops at Brooklyn Yard”.  Located near the McLoughlin/Holgate intersection, the complex will be anchored by a 43,000 square foot  24 Hour Fitness Sport Club, and will feature an additional 9,000 square feet of retail space.  This project featuers innovative modern architecture and is located at the former site of the Rose Manor Motel.

The state of the art athletic club will include a swimming pool, whirlpool, spa and steam rooms, private men’s and women’s lounges, a basketball court, cardio, circuit training and free weights, a group exercise area, and a kid’s club.  Construction is slated to wrap up in the spring, and the club plans to open for business on May 1, 2009.

Members of the Brooklyn Action Corps Board are excited to see this project move forward.   The Rose Manor Motel was in a very poor state of condition in recent years, and had become a home to cirminal activity.  Demolition of the site was a long and messy process, and area sidewalks have been closed for many months now.

The new retail center will bring much needed jobs and commercial variety to our neighborhood.  The project will all feature stylish architecture, an underground parking lot, new landscaping and street trees, and wider and safer sidewalks along both McLoughlin and Holgate Boulevards.

Retail space is still available.  Spaces range in size from 1,600 to 9,000 square feet.  Most spaces will feature 17 foot tall ceilings and 11 foot glass storefronts to allow natural light into the buildings.  Resturant tenants are being sought,  and outdoor seating areas will be available.   If you are interested in locating your business in this new development, please contact either Dan Bozich or Ashley Heichelbech at Urban Worsk Real Estate, 503-228-3080.

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