Stafford Township, N.J. The Walters Group announced that Olive Garden has inked a deal to open a 7,600-sq.-ft. restaurant at Stafford Park located in southern Ocean County, N.J.
Site work on the restaurant is expected to begin this fall, marking the start of a new construction phase at the retail complex.
This will be Olive Garden’s second location in the southern Ocean County market. There are several locations in New Jersey and more than 700 restaurants in North America.
Olive Garden will be Stafford Park’s first restaurant to join the slate of tenants, consisting of Best Buy, Costco, Dick’s Sporting Goods, PetSmart, Target and Vitamin Shoppe.
AT&T and Ulta are currently under construction with store openings projected in the fall.
According to developer The Walters Group, all construction for the Stafford Park mixed-use redevelopment is expected to meet the standards of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system. The retail portion of Stafford Park is registered with a certification goal of LEED Silver.