ASTORIA — A big-box retailer may take up shop in a three-story retail complex planned for Steinway Street, according to the realtor marketing the space.
Winick Realty Group says it's "in talks" with several national big-name brands eyeing the future space at 34-30 Steinway St., including gourmet markets, restaurants and home improvements stores, according to the company.
The group declined to specifically name the potential tenants.
Winick is leasing the future development on behalf of 34 Steinway Ground LLC, which is converting four one-story properties at the site — including a former lamp manufacturer — into a building with 120,000-square-feet of retail space spread out over four levels.
The building, located between 34th and 35th avenues, fronts both Steinway and 38th streets and will have a parking lot underground, the realty group said.
The property is expected to open by 2018.
Steinway Street is one of Astoria's major shopping corridors, and is already home to several major chains. There is also a Starbucks, Applebee's, Panera Bread and a P.C. Richard & Sons within two blocks of the future development.