Joe Simone, President of Simone Development Companies, joined with local officials and community leaders to mark the grand opening of Simone’s new Throggs Neck Shopping Center in the Ferry Point section of The Bronx.

“This wonderful new retail center is yet another example of how Simone Development is helping to transform and revitalize the New Bronx with innovative commercial and retail projects that create new jobs and boost the Bronx economy,” said Mr. Simone.

“The new Throggs Neck Shopping Center is a prime example of our dedication to repurposing vacant and under-utilized commercial property in the New York metropolitan area. We acquired this site in 2011. The property had been used as a Postal Service equipment transfer station for many years and had been closed since 2010. What was once a vacant property is now a thriving retail center creating jobs and providing local residents with national brand name retailers and restaurants including Target, TJ Maxx, Famous Footwear, Sleepy’s, Petco, Skechers, Starbucks. and Applebee’s, to name few,” Mr. Simone said.