Midland Plaza, a new 12-unit business complex, was designed to bring strong professionals to this emerging area. Completed in Spring, 2012, this fresh, new building will foster businesses growth and allow businesses to flourish.
Midland Plaza is conveniently located in the heart of Staten Island, NY at the corner of Midland Avenue and Colony Avenue. Just minutes from the Verrazano Bridge, this is an ideal location to easily access major interstate highways to travel to all parts of New York and the tri-state area.
Units range from 800-1200 square feet. Offering 3 retail front stores for businesses that need and desire this convenience. This location and complex is ideal for:
- Business Consultants
- Real Estate Professionals
- Teaching Facilities (Art, Music, Language)
These competitively priced units will not last so schedule a site visit today!
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. ---Midland Plaza, a new state-of-the-art commercial structure that took seven years to plan and complete, was seeking new tenants to fill up the 12-unit, 12,000-square-foot space.
But then Hurricane Sandy ripped across the borough on Oct. 29 and destroyed the entire lower level of this brand-new retail establishment.
"As soon as we got all the paperwork done, and started to lease the properties, the hurricane stuck and everything we did was gone. It took seven years to get this beautiful plaza up and running, and then Hurricane Sandy wiped everything out," said Vlad Spivak, owner of the plaza on Midland Avenue.
Two businesses were renting the third floor of the retail plaza prior to the storm and didn't suffer major damage.
However, the lower-level vacant storefront needed to be refurbished after the storm. "We lost the first floor entirely, but the second and third floor lost power," he said. "The first floor had five feet of water and wiped out six units, which is half of the building."
It took two and a half months and about $60,000, but the retail center is again brand-new, and all Sandy damage has been repaired.
Since then, Spivak has welcomed new tenants who want to revive the Midland Beach business district that was virtually destroyed by Sandy's wrath.
"We were there for a month when Hurricane Sandy hit. We were on the third floor but we were displaced because there was no gas or electric for a month," said Vincent Bardong, owner of Merchant Advance Express, which provides cash advances to business owners and leases space in the retail plaza.
Bardong left a Bradley Avenue storefront to lease space in Midland Plaza in September, and after Hurricane Sandy, he leased additional space. "When the hurricane hit it looked like a third world country down here -- there were U.S. Army trucks and devastation. I had never seen anything like that in my life," he said.
"We just signed a lease downstairs. We had two spaces upstairs and we just signed a lease for two more spaces downstairs to employ more people," added Bardong.
And Spivak still has space for lease, of which he'd like to offer incentives to businesses displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
"We see that people are so desperate on the Island to find a place to rebuild their businesses and go back to normal lifestyles," he said. "We are looking to lease the property right away, so we are flexible on the price."
Among those businesses housed in the retail plaza are law offices and accounting firms.