by Claudia Irizarry Aponte and Katie Honan, THE CITY This article was originally published on…
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Join BronxMama at Metro Optics’ flagship location tomorrow at the Throggs Neck Shopping Center at 815 Hutchinson River Parkway for a fun and free and important event on eye health for kids!
The successful Throggs Neck Shopping Center (home of our beloved Metro Optics) is getting a drive through Starbucks—the first of its kind in our borough and the 5th in New York City (the others are in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island).
The old Mandee store on East Tremont Avenue in the southeastern neighborhood of Throggs Neck was just sold to the Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation for $5.1 million according to Ariel Property Advisors who represented the seller in the transaction.
The property currently consists of a 15,000 square foot building which can be built up to 38,618 square feet using available 23,618 square feet in air rights.
Who would have thought that a modest eye care clinic in Parkchester that opened in 1978 would become such a successful brand that, 36 years later, they would be opening their 4th and now flagship location in the new Throggs Neck Shopping Center.
Founded by Michael T. Ungaro, the Bronx-bred mom and pop chain has become just the very type of small business and success story we love to celebrate at Welcome2TheBronx. From their Parkchester beginnings, Metro Optics grew into the Hunts Point and Westchester Square neighborhoods and now Throggs Neck with their latest addition.