In 1954, the average cost of a movie ticket was 70 cents, Elvis Presley began his music career, Sports Illustrated premiered its first issue and Cross County Shopping Center celebrated its grand opening in Yonkers, New York on April 28th. News 12 Westchester Anchor and Emmy Award Winner Tara Rosenblum will emcee a VIP kick-off celebration in honor of this remarkable milestone on April 28, 2014 that includes a video presentation and time capsule ceremony. A customer-focused event will take place this summer.
The 60th anniversary celebration will be highlighted throughout 2014 with digital photo galleries, social media contests and during SummerFest. SummerFest includes a series of outdoor events and promotions from June through August, geared towards Westchester families. The entire community is invited to a special SummerFest event called 60 Years of Summers on July 12 from 10 am-7 pm as we celebrate the past, present and future of Cross County Shopping Center. The event will include decades-themed fashion shows, strolling entertainers, live music and more and takes place on The Green, in the center of the mall.
For more information about Cross County Shopping Center, visit www.crosscountycentersummerfest.com.
Cross County Shopping Center, owned by Brooks Shopping Centers, LLC, was acquired by Leonard Marx, Sr. and Charles Benenson in 1977 on behalf of a strategic partnership between Merchants’ National Properties, Inc., and Benenson Capital Partners, LLC. Merchants’ National Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ-MNPP) (www.merchantsnationalproperties.com), a prominent New York City based real estate investment, development and management company; incorporated in 1928, currently has interest in 74 properties in 18 states. Benenson Capital Partners, LLC (www.benensoncapital.com), a New York–based privately held real estate, development and management firm dating back to 1905, has holdings in over 140 properties throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Cross County Shopping Center is professionally managed by Macerich, a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States.