The shuttered stores, padlocked doors and boarded-up windows of a shopping center on Kissena Boulevard were once the site of intense commercial activity years ago.
NY1 reached the center's leasing agent, Pelcorp Management Company, and officials said they are not trying to force businesses out so they can sell the property. They also said they are actively looking for new tenants.
The spokesperson said Pelcorp left the stores empty because it expected the business anchoring the center, National Wholesale Liquidators, to expand and renovate. But that company filed for bankruptcy a few months ago.