by James Prendamano

As Managing Director for Casandra Properties, I have spent the last twenty years successfully matching national brands with available retail space on Staten Island. The work is rewarding because it allows me to brag about my hometown to retail leasing agents who have little or no understanding of Staten Island’s spending power. I also gain the satisfaction of knowing that the work I do provides our borough with amenities that enhance both our quality of life and our property value.

When I look back on the thousands of hours I have spent negotiating retail leases, the common thread and most difficult hurdle to overcome has been the negative opinion retail leasing agents had about Staten Island. Unfortunately, most of their…

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Ranked by ZAGAT as: One of the hottest concepts in New York City; New York City’s “Best for Ribs”; New York City’s “Best for Pulled Pork”, this dynamic BBQ restaurant also has locations in Texas and the Carolinas.

Mighty Quinn will occupy 2,575 square feet on the top floor of Empire Outlets overlooking the Manhattan skyline. “We look forward to becoming a part of this unique project and bringing our style of barbecue to Empire Outlets,” said Micha Magid, co-founder of Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue. Read more here.

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