PRESS RELEASE: Simone Development Signs Calvary Hospital, Day Care Center to Long-Term Leases at New Metro Center Atrium Building

BRONX, NY – Simone Healthcare Development Group announced today that Calvary Hospital and Children’s Corner have signed long-term leases totaling over 17,000 square feet of space at Metro Center Atrium, Simone’s new mixed-use project.  Metro Center Atrium is a 370,000-square-foot office/retail/hotel complex that Simone Development is constructing as the latest phase of its 42-acre, multi-building Hutchinson Metro Center campus in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.

Calvary Hospital is the only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital exclusively providing palliative care for adult advanced cancer patients in the United States. They are leasing 8,000 square feet at the new Metro Center Atrium for administrative offices.

Founded in 1973, Children's Corner has grown from one center to 11 child care centers in the New York tri-state region, providing quality and affordable childcare for working parents. The centers cater to the needs of working parents by providing year round childcare. Children’s Corner has leased an additional 9,000 square feet at the new Metro Center Atrium, expanding its existing space at 1200 Waters Place within the Hutchinson Metro Center campus.

“We are gratified to expand our existing relationships with both Calvary Hospital and Children’s Corner at Hutchinson Metro Center and welcome them to our new Metro Center Atrium,” said Josh Gopan, director of leasing for Hutchinson Metro Center.  “Demand for space in our latest development has been tremendous, and it is exciting to see our existing tenants expand along with us.”

Located within Simone Development’s highly successful Hutchinson Metro Center complex in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx, Metro Center Atrium features three floors of Class A office and medical space, as well as further retail and restaurant opportunities.  The architecturally distinctive building will feature a spectacular glass atrium and lobby and is set in a beautifully landscaped suburban-style campus setting.  Abundant parking is provided on-site with more than 1,100 spaces.  Approximately 148,000 square feet of office and medical space remains available for lease.  For leasing information, call (718) 518-8600.

“Metro Center Atrium is already 60 percent pre-leased and has already attracted national-level companies like Marriott and LA Fitness, and we expect that this project will continue to draw high-caliber office, medical and retail users,” said James MacDonald, vice president of leasing for Hutchinson Metro Center.  “Among other things, Simone Development’s ongoing expansion of Hutchinson Metro Center provides medical and business tenants with flexibility for their future plans because we can readily accommodate their growth needs within the Simone Development portfolio.  Also, we’re offering stellar design quality and modern space, and an incredibly central location with easy access to five major hospitals, three airports, and a host of transportation arteries.”

Conveniently located off the Hutchinson River Parkway, Metro Center Atrium is easily accessible to major highways, bridges and airports.  Manhattan is less than 20 minutes away and Westchester County is 10 minutes away.  LaGuardia, JFK, and Westchester County airports are less than 30 minutes from the site.

The Metro Center Atrium is also less than a mile from five major hospitals – Montefiore Medical Center, Calvary Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center and Westchester Square Medical Center – making it an ideal location for medical practices and healthcare companies.

For retail tenants, the Metro Center Atrium provides a tremendous market of potential customers, with over 4,000 people working at the Hutchinson Metro Center.  

Metro Center Atrium is another chapter in the continuing success story of the Hutchinson Metro Center.  The 42-acre suburban-style campus offers the finest Class A office space and a host of first-class amenities never before offered in this market.  Existing amenities include the full-service Metro Café and Tower Cafe, fitness center, state-of-the-art teleconferencing center, on-site child care facility, attended gatehouse with 24/7 security, landscaped courtyards with gardens and seating/dining areas, full service bank branch, on-site executive car wash and detailing center, dry cleaners, sundry shop and ATM.  The complex also offers abundant free parking and a complimentary shuttle service to nearby subway lines.

The success of the Hutchinson Metro Center is providing a major boost to the Bronx economy, creating thousands of new jobs and serving as a catalyst for growth in the surrounding area.

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