Redevelopment of the old SunVet Mall property in Holbrook is underway


Developers are paving the way for The Shops at SunVet in Holbrook.

The development project will replace the old SunVet Mall off Sunrise Highway and is being led by shopping center manager and developer Regency Centers, which announced today the Town of Islip has approved its plans for an updated design “focused on adaptive reuse of the existing structure.”

The existing, 280,000-square-foot mall building is being transformed into a 168,000-square-foot, open-air shopping center anchored by a Whole Foods Market, as well as two junior anchors that haven’t yet been announced, company officials said. New construction is expected to start in the spring.

Scroll down for renderings of the new The Shops at SunVet, courtesy of Regency Centers.

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The project will also include six outparcels, which are typically reserved for restaurants.

“The Shops at SunVet will bring back to life this once-vibrant shopping hub and make it once again an amenity that serves the needs of Holbrook and the surrounding community,” said Rebecca Wing of Regency Centers.

“We are particularly excited about the opportunity to re-use the existing structure to minimize waste, while providing all of the new design features and amenities demanded by today’s top retailers. Our planned lineup includes many stores new to the area.”

As for the look and architecture, Regency Centers says it’s all been curated to “encourages a seamless extension between the Suffolk County community and The Shops at SunVet,” with a design that’s influenced by a mix of textures, patterns and color schemes of grays and wood tones.

Regency Centers retained SBLM Architects as the lead architect for The Shops at SunVet.

The only operating business on the property, Citibank, will remain open during construction until its new location opens in 2024 in an unspecified spot, according to Regency representatives.

Top: Rendering of the new The Shops at SunVet.( Courtesy)


Old SunVet Mall photos

The old SunVet Mall decked out for Christmas in 2019. (Credit: Brian Harmon/GLI file photo)

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