Arena STEM to Open Flagship Location at Palisades Center
Real Estate In-Depth | February 2020
WEST NYACK—Arena STEM, a newly established retail center offering a combination of entertainment, education and retail, will open its flagship store at Palisades Center this spring.
The new 12,200-square-foot store will be located on Level 3 near the Food Court.
Arena STEM, founded by Sergei and Julia Manevich of New Jersey, is a new and innovative “retailtainment” concept focused on activities in technical science, sports and hobby. It offers people of all ages the ability to interact with the products being sold through real-life models, tracks, events, contests, and classes that include 3-D drawing, robotics, modelmaking, and more.
“STEM activities have become an integral component of education in the United States and throughout the world,” said founders Sergei and Julia Manevich in a prepared statement. “Arena STEM is a fun environment that utilizes STEM principles and fosters self-expression, critical thinking and innovation. We would be remiss if we didn’t thank our co-founder Lenny Lozinsky, and Starta Ventures’ partners, Serge Milman and Alexey Girin. They believed in our project and supported us with advice and investment.”
“Arena STEM is going to provide Palisades Center customers with a unique and immersive experience,” said Darrin Houseman, general manager of Palisades Center. “We are excited to offer our guests another great place within the Center to create, explore, and play.”
Palisades Center is a four-level shopping center offering 148 retail stores, 30 dining options, and 16 entertainment options, including a bowling alley, ice rink, the world’s tallest indoor ropes course, a comedy club and more.
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Palisades Center, is one of the largest privately-held shopping center developers in the Northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, Pyramid’s portfolio of 18 retail-based, tourist and entertainment destinations are located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia.