Hooters to debut in Ventura County
Thousand Oaks, Calif. — NewMark Merrill Cos. announced the May 13 opening of the first Hooters Restaurant in Ventura County at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The new 5,700-sq.-ft. restaurant is located near Burlington Coat Factory and features seating for 230 guests.
Hooters is the newest tenant to join Regency Theaters, Toys “R” Us, Old Navy, Marshall’s, Buca di Beppo, Panera Bread, Burlington Coat Factory and other national, regional and community tenants at Janss Marketplace.
Winick relocates Blend restaurant
New York — Winick Realty Group said that Latin Fusion restaurant Blend has signed a lease for 4,284 sq. ft. in Long Island City.
The restaurant is situated at the base of a newly constructed luxury rental building, part of a waterfront residential complex constructed by developer TF Cornerstone.
Scheduled to open in early 2013, the new storefront will replace Blend’s current Long Island City location, doubling its dining space and tripling the size of its kitchen area. In addition, representatives at Blend said they plan to open an outdoor seating area to leverage the views.
Blend joins Crank Cycling Studio, and Sweetleaf Coffee and Espresso Bar at the complex. TF Cornerstone is currently constructing two additional residential towers that, upon estimated completion in fourth quarter 2013, will add nearly 20,000 sq. ft. of retail to the LIC waterfront.
NRDC to receive New Jersey smart growth award
Purchase, N.Y. — National Realty & Development Corp. said it has been chosen to receive the New Jersey Future 2012 Smart Growth Award for the redevelopment of CooperTowne Center in Somerdale, N.J.
The award recognizes the best development or redevelopment projects around the state that embrace sustainable growth and environmental preservation. CooperTowne Center was classified as a greyfields project, one of the first in the state, by the New Jersey Office of Smart Growth.
NRDC transformed the former 52-acre Lions Head Plaza into a 367,000-sq.-ft. state-of-the-art downtown shopping destination, bringing 650 new jobs to the area.