Floor & Decor grand opening this month proves Sayville Plaza in Bohemia is back


OK, you can definitely call it a comeback.

Knocked silly by a succession of big store closures over the last decade, Sayville Plaza in Bohemia has officially risen from the canvas.

Floor & Decor opened this month, inside the giant space formerly occupied by Kart. The hard-surface flooring retailer’s 79,000 warehouse store anchors what is sizing up to be a return to glory for Sayville Plaza.

Home furnishing retailer At Home is slated to move into the 90,000-square-foot space that’s been vacant since Borders bookstore closed nearly a decade ago. And an Aldi supermarket is expected to open in a 22,000-square-foot space next to Floor & Decor.

As part of its monthlong grand opening celebration, Floor & Decor will give away a “$5,000 Floor Makeover.” Until Oct. 15, every customer has a shot at winning a $5,000 gift card from Floor & Decor. Customers can click here to register online.

Fifty full- and part-time associates are working inside the new Floor & Decor, according to Wanda Hidalgo, the store’s Chief Executive Merchant.

“We are excited to introduce both professional customers, as well as homeowners, to our one-stop solution for their flooring needs with an extensive selection of in-stock, trend-right flooring options,” Hidalgo said. “We offer unmatched service and quality flooring at unbeatable prices. With our free design services, we look forward to helping every customer turn their vision into reality.”

With locations across the United States, including a popular one in Huntington, Atlanta-based Floor & Decor offers homeowners and contractors equal access to its store selection at warehouse prices.

Kmart closed early in 2020, following in the footsteps of departed Pier 1 Imports, Borders Bookstore, Sports Authority, Modell’s and Babies “R” Us. The sprawling plaza on the north service road of Sunrise Highway is now occupied by Bed, Bath & Beyond; Panera Bread; The Vitamin Shoppe; Old Navy; and GoHealth Urgent Care, among some other establishments.

Above photo: Twitter/Floor & Decor