Simon and NRG eVgo launch electric car charging stations
Washington, D.C. — Simon Property Group and NRG eVgo (ee-vee-go), a subsidiary of NRG Energy will host an amped-up Earth Day Electric Car Caravan to unveil three new electric car fast-charging Freedom Station sites at St. Charles Towne Center, Bowie Town Center and Queenstown Premium Outlets in Maryland. The caravan will attend ribbon-cutting ceremonies at each center on April 22.
The Freedom Stations feature 480-volt direct current fast chargers that enable EV drivers, who are shopping and visiting, to recharge their vehicles in 30 minutes or less. The stations also feature traditional 240-volt alternating current charger that can charge all electric vehicles.
Such efforts are part of a growing network of Freedom Station sites in the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Ten have opened and more are coming soon. With sites under development across the Mid-Atlantic, the eVgo ecosystem will enable electric car owners in the nation’s capital to drive with confidence around the entire region.
Buy Rite Liquor to Capitol Plaza in Ewing, N.J.
Ewing, N.J. — Giant Wine & Liquor, doing business as Buy Rite Liquor, has leased 6,000 sq. ft. at the 360,000-sq.-ft. Capitol Plaza in Ewing, N.J. Levin Management, the exclusive leasing and managing agent for the center negotiated the long-term lease.
Located on the heavily traveled North Olden Avenue at the junction of Route 206 (Princeton Avenue), Capitol Plaza serves a growing residential population of more than 237,000 people within a five-mile radius. Average annual household income exceeds $83,000. The daily traffic count is 58,000 vehicles.
Buy Rite Liquor complements a diverse tenant mix that includes Forman Mills, Marshalls, dd’s Discounts, Save-A-Lot supermarket, American Furniture, Planet Fitness, Dollar Tree, Harbor Freight Tools, Ashley Stewart, GNC, the U.S. Armed Forces Career Center, Foot Locker and Kicks USA, along with numerous service and restaurant tenants. Capitol Plaza also is home to 1001 Spruce Office Center and Jersey College.
NGKF Retail Services names senior managing director
Greenwich, Conn. — Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Retail Services has appointed Jessica Curtis as senior managing director in the Greenwich, Conn., office. Curtis will represent national clients in their expansion plans and work with local entrepreneurial retailers and restaurants ready to grow beyond their current locations.
Curtis brings 12 years of experience to her new responsibilities. Most recently, she served as an associate director at Cushman & Wakefield where she specialized in upscale retail and restaurant leasing in both national and local retail markets.