New operators of Sun Vet Mall have submitted plans to redevelop it as a shopping center

New operators of Sun Vet Mall have submitted plans to redevelop it  as a shopping center

The Blumenfeld Development Group, who are the new operators of Sun Vet Mall in Holbrook have submitted plans to the town of Islip to redevelop the long-struggling mall as a shopping center.

The Syosset-based company’s proposal includes demolishing sections of the mall, which would be reduced in size by 42%.

Public hearings must be scheduled on the redevelopment plans. The nearly vacant mall, built in 1973, has only four current tenants.

Blumenfeld, which signed a 99-year ground lease for the mall over the summer hopes to start redevelopment of the mall in 2023