The first commercial tenant has signed on to the 470,000 square-foot Riverside Galleria development now under construction at 4927 Arthur Kill Road, in Charleston, located on Staten Island’s southern end. The tenant will operate a 55,000 square-foot, 12- to 16-screen movie theater, according to DNAinfo. The general project will eventually include retail stores, restaurants and cafes, and opening is scheduled in 2017. Melohn Properties is the developer, and Casandra Properties is the leasing agent.
A long vacant piece of Staten Island is finally seeing new life, now that plans have been filed for 11 townhouses along a city-owned stretch of Bloomingdale Road in Charleston, a small neighborhood at the southwestern edge of the island.