Burrito chain adds New Jersey location
New Jersey’s answer to Chipotle has signed a lease for another location in that state.
Bubbako’s Burritos, a made-to-order chain that got its start in the popular Jersey shore town of Point Pleasant, has signed a lease for a 1,900-sq.-ft. restaurant at Aldrich Plaza in Howell. Other tenants there include Bed, Bath & Beyond, Retro Fitness, and Boston Market.
“We were able to provide Bubbakoo’s Burritos with a location that offers exceptional visibility, signage, and presence,” said Kyle Farley, a leasing agent for Levin Management, which handles Aldrich Plaza.
Bubbako’s offers burrito-lovers more than a dozen protein choices including buffalo crispy chicken, barbecue pork, sweet chili shrimp, and grilled steak.
JLL names new West Coast leasing VPs
Jones Lang LaSalle has announced the hiring of two new vice presidents to handle leasing of third-party-managed retail properties in West Coast markets.
Jonathon LaChance joins JLL from the Lightstone Group, where he specialized in transitioning pure-play online retailers into the brick-and-mortar world. He served as director of leasing and brand curator at bio-nyc.com’s first location in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. As a senior leasing rep at Rouse, he was responsible for the redevelopment leasing of San Francisco Bay-area malls.
Bob Dishler returns to JLL from four years at GGP, where he leased assets in California, Idaho, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. He will oversee Rogue Valley Mall and new-to-portfolio assets, while Lachance will handle Salem Center in Oregon and the Palladio at Broadstone and Hilltop Mall in California.
JLL is the third-party property manager for more than 1,000 U.S. retail centers.
Amazon putting Alexa inside iPhones
Amazon is making it a lot easier for customers to speak with its voice assistant.
The online giant on Thursday started integrating Alexa into its main shopping app on the iPhone, with a full rollout expected by the end of next week.
Users will be able to ask Alexa for help with shopping, and also to stream books from their Kindle library, play media and request information such as news, weather or sports scores.
Tapping the microphone within the Amazon app will summon Alexa, then the user can start asking questions similar to the way it is done through such devices as Amazon Echo.