Grand Opening PHOTO SPREAD: Mall at Bay Plaza

VIPs gathered at the mall’s entrance for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Photo by Alex Belisle

The Mall at Bay Plaza officially opened to the public on Thursday, August 14. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by elected officials including Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Councilmember Andy King, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto and Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson. After the ceremony, thousands flocked into the mall to check out the new stores, with many offering grand opening sales.

Crowds lined up outside the mall, eagerly awaiting the opening.
Photo by Alex Belisle

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Prestige Properties chairman and CEO Sam Shalem addresses the excited crowd at the ribbon cutting.
Photo by Alex Belisle

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (c) cuts the ribbon.
Photo by Alex Belisle

Inside the mall, H&M employees get ready to welcome the crowd to its new two-story store.
Photo by Alex Belisle

Hundreds lined up outside H&M to take advantage of opening-day deals.
Photo by Alex Belisle

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