X-Golf launches into Samanea New York in Westbury

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Samanea New York’s efforts to reposition itself from a predominantly vacant Westbury mall to a bustling lifestyle and entertainment destination led to a long-term lease with X-Golf.

A combination of indoor golf simulator, restaurant and bar, the X-Golf franchise is slated to open in November in approximately 6,300 square feet in Samanea New York, which was previously called the Mall at the Source, on Old Country. Road.

X-Golf’s proprietary technology is 98% accurate and allows customers to reproduce all golf strokes, while measuring ball speed, pitch, direction and spin, as well as club trajectory and stroke. ‘impact. The X-Golf system performs over 6,000 calculations per second, ”Samanea said in a statement Monday.

After years of high vacancy rates, Samanea New York underwent a $ 28 million renovation that was completed in March as the mall owner – Lesso Mall Development Long Island Inc., a subsidiary of Lesso Group Holdings Ltd., based in Hong Kong – has tried to improve its fortunes by focusing on bringing in a different mix of tenants. (Lesso bought the mall for $ 92 million in 2017.)

The 750,000 square foot mall works to woo tenants specializing in home furnishings, experiential offerings, food and drink, a range that is expected to attract more traffic than a traditional mall with primarily clothing stores and of shoes, Samanea said.

Samanea only has seven tenants, including Dave & Buster’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Fortunoff Backyard Store, and Leonardo Furniture. These, along with new leases signed since last year for entering companies, have left around 35% of the mall’s space unlet, said Dominic Coluccio, Leasing and Development Director at Samanea New. York.

In May, Samanea announced that Empire Adventure Park, a family entertainment center, will open in the mall in the last quarter of 2022. Empire will occupy 35,572 square feet of space that the Saks Off 5th department store has left in 2011.

Other tenants previously announced include Asian-American grocer 99 Ranch Market, which will open its first New York state store in November in the mall. Two restaurants – Szechuan Cuisine and K-Pot, a Korean fondue and barbecue restaurant – will open at the end of 2022.

MoCA Asian Bistro will open in early 2022 in a space that was vacated by PF Chang’s last year.

“We have a few other entertainment groups that we’re working with. It’s being negotiated right now,” said Matthew Kucker, managing director of the Jericho office of real estate firm Colliers International. Colliers oversees the rental of the mall.

The X-Golf franchise planned for Westbury – the first in New York state – has signed a 10-year lease for the space that was previously occupied by David’s Bridal at the mall, Colliers said.

The Westbury franchise will be co-owned by Christopher P. Sciocchetti and a partner, whom he declined to name. Sciocchetti is a Nassau County resident and golf fan who felt that X-Golf would offer amenities unique to the area, he said.

“I really thought this area should have something like that,” he said.

South Korean company RD-Tek is providing the hardware and software for X-Golf, spokeswoman Lauren Harrison said.

X-Golf America, based in Carlson, Calif., Has granted franchises to 34 sites that are now open and 35 more are in development, Harrison said.

Besides the Westbury location, two more are planned for the New York metro area, she said. An X-Golf franchise will open at Veterans Memorial Plaza in Commack in December and another will open in Brooklyn in January, she said.

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