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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Retail Sales Team Sells Arsenal Plaza to Nigro Companies for $17,750,000

BOSTON, MA, September 16, 2009 - Jones Lang LaSalle has negotiated the sale of Arsenal Plaza in Watertown, NY to Arsenal Plaza Associates LLC, an affiliate of the Nigro Companies for $17,750,000. The Price Chopper anchored shopping center was sold by Arsenal Street Associates LP.
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Managing Director of Retail Sales Jim Koury, with Assistant Vice President Nathaniel Heald and Associate Robert Borden, exclusively represented the seller and procured the buyer.
The 215,648 square foot plaza is comprised of four buildings on 25 acres and is located at the interchange of I-81 and NY State Rte 3, one half mile from the Super Regional Salmon Run Mall. In addition to Price Chopper, the 97% occupied Plaza at 1283 Arsenal Street is occupied by national retail tenants including TJ Maxx, Staples, Dollar Tree, Michaels and Applebee’s.
“We saw this acquisition as a good fit for our portfolio,” said Steven J. Powers, Vice President of Nigro. “We are always looking for good quality retail product.”
Upgrades planned for to the Plaza site include new painting and landscaping. The Price Chopper will also undergo interior renovations including new floors, lights, shelves, fixtures and expanded departments.
“This is further evidence that there is active and ongoing interest from numerous buyers in acquiring shopping centers in this market at attractive pricing,” said Jones Lang LaSalle’s Koury.
Nigro Companies owns and/or manages over 3 million square feet in the state of NY.
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