Shopping Center Business

MAY 2015

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R E S T A U R A N T B I T E S 70 • SHOPPING CENTER BUSINESS • MAY 2015 n JBG SIGNS COOPER'S HAWK TO ANCHOR RTC WEST The JBG Cos. has signed Chicago-based Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant as the anchor for 40,000 square feet of retail space at RTC West in Reston, Vir- ginia. The Fairfax County Board of Su- pervisors recently approved JBG's plan for adding retail space to RTC West, an existing three-building office develop- ment that JBG renovated as Class A space in 2014. The retail plan converts 15,000 square feet of office space into street-lev- el retail and adds 25,000 square feet of new retail on the southwest corner of the nearly 14-acre campus, where Cooper's Hawk will be situated. Cooper's Hawk has signed on for approximately 9,700 square feet, with an additional area for outdoor dining. The Cooper's Hawk con- cept launched in 2005 and offers modern casual dining and signature dishes to pair with Cooper's Hawk wines — such as Lux Cabernet Sauvignon and Unoaked Chardonnay — made in its private winery. Currently there are 19 locations in eight states in the Midwest and South. n MASSIS KABOB EXPANDS FLAGSHIP RESTAURANT AT GLENDALE GALLERIA In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Massis Kabob has expanded and rebuilt a bigger flagship restaurant that occupies 1,500 square feet in the Glendale Gal- leria food court in Glendale, California. This expansion makes the restaurant the largest store in the food court. Currently open, the newly expanded restaurant al- lows Massis Kabob to double the size of its grill and enlarge to a full kitchen to prepare large catering orders, as well as meet the demand of its customers. Massis Kabob first opened its doors when the Glendale Galleria opened in 1976. n KETTLEBAR OPENS AT UNION MARKET TUSTIN Kettlebar restaurant has opened at Union Market Tustin in Tustin, California. The Southern seafood offering will be located within the 22,000-square-foot artisanal center, which contains a mix of indepen- dent gourmet food, fashion and lifestyle micro-tenants. Union Market Tustin is situated within The District at Tustin Legacy, a regional shopping center. The District was developed by Vestar/Kimco and is operated by Vestar. n LEGENDARY SIGNS 100-RESTAURANT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR CALIFORNIA EXPANSION Dallas-based Legendary Restaurant Brands, the parent company of several restaurant chains including Bennigan's, has signed a master development agree- ment to bring up to 100 new restaurants to California. Paul Mangiamele, the compa- ny's chairman and CEO, signed the agree- ment with Narender Taneja, a franchisee and current owner of the Santa Clara, California, location of Bennigan's. Taneja recently finalized agreements to bring two new Bennigan's to Fremont and San Jose, California, which are scheduled to open in the third and fourth quarter, respec- tively. As part of the agreement, Taneja also secured the rights to sub-franchise the brands to approved operators within California. The new 100-restaurant agree- ment includes the company's fast-casual concept, Bennigan's on the Fly, which is designed for airports, hospitals and simi- lar venues, as well as the re-emergence of the Steak and Ale brand, which has been defunct since 2008. n GRIMALDI'S PIZZERIA TO OPEN FIRST LOCATIONS IN MICHIGAN, VIRGINIA AND ALABAMA Rouse Properties Inc. has executed lease agreements with Grimaldi's Pizzeria to open at three of its malls in late 2015: Southland Center in Taylor, Michigan; Chesterfield Towne Center in Richmond, Virginia; and Bel Air in Mobile, Alabama. The locations, which will collectively oc- cupy more than 12,000 square feet of retail space, will mark Grimaldi's entry into each state. Grimaldi's specializes in serving thin-crust pizza and calzones in its signature coal burning ovens. The over 100-year-old chain currently operates 38 restaurants across nine different states, including a location at Rouse's Mall St. Vincent in Shreveport, Louisiana. n VERTSKEBAP EXPANDING TO SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS CBRE has signed leases for two new San Antonio locations for Austin, Texas- based fast casual restaurant VertsKebap, with a third lease in the works. This is the chain's first expansion into San Antonio after expansions into Dallas and Hous- ton and growth in 2014. The openings include Park North Shopping Center in May and Alamo Ranch Culebra Market in the fall. VertsKebap is built around döner kebap, European street food, and is one of the first to bring authentic döner kebap to the United States. VertsKebap restaurants are designed by Austin archi- tect Michael Hsu and have a design fea- turing a mix of wood, steel and concrete. VertsKebap is currently searching for a third San Antonio location. Cooper's Hawk has signed on at RTC West in Reston, Virginia, for approximately 9,700 square feet, with an additional area for outdoor dining. Union Market Tustin is a 22,000-square- foot artisanal center, which contains a mix of independent gourmet food, fashion and lifestyle micro-tenants within The District at Tustin Legacy.

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