Ground & Decor opens in former Target keep in Commack

Quick-escalating retailer Floor & Decor opened its next retailer on Lengthy Island — and in…

Quick-escalating retailer Floor & Decor opened its next retailer on Lengthy Island — and in New York Condition — Tuesday in most of a former Goal area in Commack.

The Atlanta-centered flooring chain also is preparing at the very least two extra huge Prolonged Island merchants, in Bohemia and Back garden Town, in accordance to authentic estate and city representatives. Its other Extended Island retail store is in Farmingdale.

The Commack area is a 95,000-square-foot warehouse store and style center, the retailer explained in a assertion.

The new retail outlet will hire about 50 whole- and section-time employees at 4 Henry St. in the Commack South Searching Middle, according to Flooring & Decor Holdings Inc.

“We are fired up to introduce both equally expert buyers, as perfectly as homeowners, to our just one-stop remedy for their flooring needs with an in depth variety of in-stock, development-right flooring solutions,” Kirk Zinner, the new store’s chief govt merchant, reported in the Flooring & Decor assertion.

The retailer declined Newsday’s request for comment.

Other tenants in the Commack South Procuring Centre include Costco, ShopRite and sister outlets Homesense and HomeGoods.

The 143,000-sq.-foot Goal in Commack, which opened in 2002, was 1 of 6 “underperforming retailers” in 5 states that Minneapolis-based mostly Goal Corp. closed in February 2019.

(Concentrate on even now has a Commack store, at 98 Veterans Memorial Hwy., that is 3.5 miles absent from the 1 it shut.)

The remainder of the previous Concentrate on house in Commack, about 48,000 sq. toes, is nonetheless vacant, mentioned Peter Cosentino, a principal at Cosentino Realty Commack. The realty business owns the procuring center as a result of an affiliate, PJ Undertaking.

“We have some programs that we’re operating on,” reported Cosentino, who additional that the flooring store would enhance the house décor stores in the searching middle.

Gym chain Existence Time experienced planned to consider in excess of all of Target’s previous place with a new $35 million vacation resort-style health and fitness centre but dropped all those programs very last yr simply because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a PJ Enterprise formal advised Newsday in November.

Launched in 2000, Ground & Decor sells really hard-surface flooring, such as tile, wooden and stone, as effectively as associated equipment and accessories.

The flooring chain had 140 warehouse stores and two style studios in 32 states as of April 1.

The dwelling advancement market has fared properly during the pandemic, as men and women trapped at house because of to wellness issues and distant get the job done have been sprucing up.

Floor & Decor opened seven new warehouse suppliers in the 1st quarter. Which is “additional than double the a few new warehouse stores we opened in the very first quarter of fiscal 2020. For the whole yr, we continue to expect to open up 27 new warehouse merchants, an boost of 20.3% from 2020,” Flooring & Decor’s main executive officer, Tom Taylor, explained in Could in a quarterly earnings report.

The chain is entering new marketplaces, these as Connecticut, where the retailer opened its very first two outlets in the point out this year.

Flooring & Decor entered the New York Point out current market for the initial time in 2018, when it opened an 80,000-square-foot retail outlet in Farmingdale.

The chain plans to open at the very least two far more Extensive Island merchants. A person is prepared for Stewart Plaza, on Stewart Avenue in Backyard Metropolis, Brixmor House Group, the Manhattan-primarily based corporation that owns the browsing heart, advised Newsday in November.

The other is slated for Kmart’s previous room on Sunrise Freeway in Sayville Plaza in Bohemia.