Local Businesses To Build Welcome Center


The developer of Garvies Point, a $1 billion plan to reclaim nearly 60 acres of Glen Cove’s waterfront for the community, has tapped five local contractors to complete the first component of the project—the Garvies Point Welcome Center—as part of its commitment to supporting the city’s small businesses.

To create the new building, RXR Glen Isle Partners has turned to Renato Grella Contracting, Eqwipt Glass & Mirror, IGC Wall Systems, Maccarone Plumbing & Heating and Telstar Security Systems—all based in Glen Cove.

“Garvies Point represents a tremendous opportunity for Glen Cove, and as a business that has been part of this community for 15 years, we are proud to help make it a reality,” said Renato Grella, owner of Renato Grella Contracting. “This project will not only make Glen Cove a better place to live—it will also strengthen our local economy by supporting small businesses like ours.”

Located at 49 Herb Hill Rd. near what will be a key entryway to the site, the Welcome Center will represent the developer’s first permanent presence in Glen Cove and provide key information to stakeholders throughout the project’s development via interactive displays, a scale model of the plan and other media.

In addition to its multi-media displays, the Welcome Center also will host information sessions, community meetings and other events where local residents and stakeholders can gather information and updates on the project and its progress.

Scott Rechler, Glen Cove native and chairman/CEO of RXR Realty, in front of what soon will be the Garvies Point Welcome Center

“As a Long Islander, I value the Glen Cove community and it is important that we are part of it,” said Scott Rechler, chairman and chief executive officer of RXR Realty, which is headquartered in Uniondale. “Having grown up in Glen Cove, seeing this project lay down roots here with a permanent address is particularly special to me. Garvies Point will reclaim the waterfront our community was built on, and with this building, we hope to welcome the community into that process.”

Rechler was at the site last month to mark the start of construction on the building that will become the Welcome Center.

The Welcome Center is expected to be complete in mid-May and will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Garvies Point is a $1 billion mixed-use plan to restore nearly 60 acres of Glen Cove’s waterfront to productive use, with 1,110 LEED-certified residential units, 75,000 square feet of shops and restaurants, approximately 28 acres of public open space and amenities, and on-site parking.

The project represents the culmination of a 20-year, $120 million effort to create the most livable, sustainable Glen Cove in a century. For more info, visit www.garviespoint.com.

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