J. Crew Factory opens at Westbury Gallery

J. Crew Factory hosted a grand opening on Friday at its latest Long Island location, The Gallery at Westbury Plaza in Garden City.

The mall’s new store at 900 Old Country Rd. Replaces the Mystique Boutique women’s clothing store at unit 960, half a mile from J. Crew’s standard retail store at Roosevelt Field Mall.

Garden City’s lower-cost outlet store is J. Crew’s third on Long Island, with storefronts in Tanger Outlet centers in Deer Park and Riverhead, and adds to more than 170 stores nationwide. The new store offers clothing for men, women and children.

Patch reached out to a J. Crew spokesperson, who declined to comment on the new store at this time. Taylor Pigman, a marketing representative for J. Crew, said in A declaration last month: “We are delighted with our new J.Crew Factory location at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza. We are excited to open our doors to the community and look forward to our customers shopping during our opening weekend. . “

J. Crew Group filed for chapter 11 protection in May 2020 but out of bankruptcy four months later; However, before the COVID-19 pandemic, the clothing retailer had racked up a $ 1.7 billion loan, according to Chain Store Age, a retail outlet.

J. Crew’s lease for the 4,826 square foot unit with Regency Centers, the owner of Jacksonville, Florida, Westbury Gallery, needed approval from the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency because the mall is following an economic incentive agreement that the IDA granted to Equity One, the original developer, according to Long Island Business News.

Sean Mirkov, a rental agent for Regency Centers, said in a statement: “We couldn’t be happier for J. Crew factory to be a part of The Gallery at Westbury Plaza, and we’re delighted with what they will offer to the daily shopping experience here. “

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