18B — July 27 - August 16, 2012 — Shopping Centers — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal



Prime spot lease to CUPS Frozen Yogurt - That’s Hot Hartz Mountain secures lease for Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Imperatore & Yocco reps the tenant Grant Street completes 5,294 s/f restaurant lease


ECAUCUS, NJ—Carrab- ba’s Italian Grill officially opened on July 2, 2012

in Hartz’ Har- mon Meadow m i x e d - u s e development in Secaucus, making it the first restau- rant location i n Hu d s o n County. The r e s t a u r a n t

Central Diner & Grille

PITTSBURGH, PA — Grant StreetAssociates Retail Services Group completed nearly 20,000 s/f of new leases during the second quarter 2012, several of which were for restaurant or food service concepts in the Pitts- burgh region. Among the more significant transactions were: Central Diner and Grille – a NewYork-style diner restaurant opened last month in the 5,294 s/f former Denny’s Restaurant located at 6408 Steubenville Pike. Mosites Construction Com- pany is the landlord, and Jared Imperatore and J. R. Yocco, retail leasing managers represented the tenant in the long-term lease. Champion Plaza – 4120 Brownsville Road, Library, PA. BND’Z BURGERZ & DOGZ, LLC – This fast-casual restau- rant specializing in gourmet burgers and hotdogs has com-

mitted to 1,527 s/f in the last spot at Champion Plaza, Brownsville Road, in South Park. The res- taurant is scheduled to open this summer. Imperatore and Yocco represented the landlord, Lori Grierson, Champion Plaza LLC. Niko’s Coffee House – Niko’s expanded its Pittsburgh presence with a new location in The Frick Building, Downtown. The coffee purveyor opened a quick-service shop in the first-floor lobby of the building located on Grant Street. Yocco represented the tenant and CBRE represented the landlord in the transaction. Crazy Mocha Coffee Com- pany – Crazy Mocha added to its stronghold in Pittsburgh Greater Downtown with a new 1,200 s/f location at Bessimer Court in Station Square. Imperatore represented Crazy Mocha in the transaction. n

Emanuel Stern

doors opened for business at 4:00 p.m. To show its support of the local communities, 50 percent of Carrabba’s opening night sales (up to $5,000.00) will benefit the Tomorrows Children’s Fund, a local non-profit charity, affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and founded by a group of committed parents to help their children with cancer and serious blood disorders. “We are thrilled to have com- panies such as Carrabba’s Italian Grill come to our community and provide jobs to our residents,” said Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli. “We appreciate their partnership and their com- mitment to give back through their donation to Tomorrows Children’s Fund.” An award-winning restaurant inspired by the many tastes of Italy, Carrabba’s serves fresh, flavorful Italian dishes prepared with the finest ingredients from around the world. Carrabba’s transports customers to a warm, authentic Italian experience ev- ery time they walk through the doors, featuring an open kitchen, relaxed and casual dining room and Mr. C’s Bar. “We are excited to invite our neighbors in to enjoy hand- prepared dishes made from scratch using only the freshest MONTGOMERY COUN- TY, MD - McShea & Com- pany, Inc. announced it represented the landlord, BSM Highway, LLC in two long term ground leases with Walgreens. The first lease for approximately 1.046 acres is located at the Northwest Corner of Dual Highway & Edgewood Drive in Hagerstown, MD and the EAST MEADOW, NY —Nas- simi Realty has signed long- term leases for a 1,500 s/f Yogurt Crazy store and a 1,000 s/f authorized T-Mobile dealer for the company’s East Meadow

Harmon Meadow

ingredients.” said Chris Short, managing partner of Carrabba’s in Secaucus. “The Carrabba’s dining experience celebrates the tastes of Italy, and we’re looking forward to sharing those flavors and experiences with the Hudson County community.” Carrabba’s will join other retail and entertainment stores in the Hartz’ Harmon Meadow mixed- use development. “Hartz Mountain Industries is pleased to welcome Carra- bba’s Italian Grill to Harmon Meadow,” said Emanuel Stern, COO and president for Hartz Mountain Industries, developers of Harmon Meadow. “They are a perfect addition to the dining, shopping and entertainment op- tions Harmon Meadow offers to its visitors.” SECAUCUS, NJ — Hartz Mountain Industries continues to tempt taste buds in the Harmon Meadowmixed-use development in Secaucus by leasing a prime spot in its Harmon Meadow development to CUPS FrozenYo- gurt - That’s Hot™. The beach- themed self-serve fro-yo concept will open in Summer 2012 across from Kerasotes ShowPlace 14- second lease for approxi- mately 1.303 acres is located at 17703 Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown. These two locations will be the first stores for Walgreens in the Hagerstown area. The mission of Walgreens is to be the most trusted, convenient multichannel provider and advisor of inno- vative pharmacy, health and Commons shopping center in Hempstead, NY. The two retail- ers are scheduled to open later this summer. Mike Nassimi, president of Nassimi Realty, commented,

plex Theatres in the space for- merly occupied by TCBY. “The CUPS brand is getting a lot of attention because of its unique and fun twist on the traditional frozen yogurt shop,” stated Emanuel Stern, president and chief operating officer for Hartz Mountain Industries. “We are thrilled that they are moving in and know that in addition to great frozen yogurt, they will also bring a lot of new visitors to enjoy the fine dining, shopping and entertainment that the Har- mon Meadow shopping complex offers.” “CUPS is much more than great frozen yogurt,” according to Rick Barbrick, president and COO of The Briad Group™, and CUPS co-founder. “It’s more of a club like experience. We pump out club dance music at volumes that create a highly energetic vibe, a lounge-type design with couches, ottomans and eclectic murals; and Cast Members with infectiously fun personalities. It’s the complete experience that gives us that edgy vibe versus an everyday yogurt bar or ice cream shop experience,” added Barbrick. n wellness solutions, and con- sumer goods and services in communities acrossAmerica. A destination where health and happiness come together to help people get well, stay well and live well. Julian Etches of McShea and Jason Divelbiss, Attor- ney at Law, represented the landlord in these two ground leases. n

NRDC welcomes the addition of Let’s Yo Yogurt to Hadley Ctr.

McShea & Co. secures two leases for Walgreens

Hadley Center

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ— National Realty & Develop- ment Corp. (NRDC) is pleased to welcome the addition of Let’s Yo Yogurt, a self-serve frozen yogurt concept, to Hadley Cen- ter, in South Plainfield, New Jersey. The store opened July 4th, 2012. Hadley Center is a 542,544 s/f power center located at 4899 Stelton Road in South Plainfield and is the largest retail shopping center in the trade area. “Over the last few years, NRDC has strategically worked to re-tenant the center bringing an extensive mix of national retailers, local merchants, and new unique restaurants to the

area such as Joe’s Crabshack and Brickhouse Tavern, all who have been extremely suc- cessful,” said Dovid M. Spector, director of retail leasing at NRDC. “Hadley Center is an outstanding location for Let’s Yo Yogurt and we wish themmuch success.” Hadley Center is positioned in a high-traffic area, with daily traffic counts of nearly 100,000 vehicles traveling on I-287 at Exit 5 & Stelton Road. The day- time population within a 3-mile radius is approximately 147,000 people. The Center is loacated in a 1.4 million s/f mixed-use development, home to more than 120 companies. n

“we are glad to complete the re- development of the former Pep Boys building on the east side of our East Meadow Commons. This now brings our occupancy rate to ninety percent.” n Nassimi Realty signs a 1,500 s/f lease for Yogurt Crazy

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