The Slanted Door to Open First Restaurant Outside California

LAS VEGAS — Simon is adding The Slanted Door to The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, opening in 2018. It will be the Vietnamese restaurant’s first location outside of California. A modern Vietnamese restaurant with roots in San Francisco's Mission District, the 8,200-square-foot restaurant will be located on Las Vegas Boulevard. The Slanted Door opened its first restaurant in 1995 and received the James Beard Outstanding Restaurant award in 2014, which is given to only one restaurant..

May 25, 2017

Church’s Chicken To Add 20 New Restaurants in Six States

DENVER — Church’s Chicken has entered into a multi-year development deal with Goalz Restaurant Group LLC to develop 20 Church’s Chicken restaurants per year in six states. The agreement, which will affect expansion in Colorado, as well as Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina, is Church’s largest ever with a single operator. For the new development deal, Shawn Eby, president of Goalz Restaurant Group, partnered with American Development Partners (ADP) for..

May 22, 2017

Whitman Family Development Wins Approval for $400M Enhancement Plan of Bal Harbour Shops

BAL HARBOUR, FLA. — Whitman Family Development has gained final approval from the Bal Harbour Village Council for the $400 million enhancement plan for Bal Harbour Shops, an upscale, 450,000-square-foot, open-air shopping center located in Bal Harbour, an incorporated village near Miami Beach. The plan has been revised multiple times over the past decade, according to the Miami Herald. Whitman Family Development will add 340,387 square feet of retail space at Bal Harbour Shops, nearly..

May 18, 2017

Eastern Consolidated Arranges Lease for Viand Cafe in NYC

NEW YORK CITY — Eastern Consolidated has arranged a lease for Viand Cafe at 517 Columbus Ave. in Manhattan. The restaurant has operated a location in the Hotel Beacon at 2130 Broadway for more than 15 years. The restaurant is taking a 1,856-square-foot space at the corner of 85th Street and Columbus Avenue previously occupied by Jackson Hole restaurant, which closed last year. Eastern Consolidated’s Ben Biberaj and Harris Bulow represented Viand Café in negotiating a 15-year lease for the..

May 17, 2017

Cheesecake Factory CFO to Retire

CALABASAS HILLS, CALIF. — The Cheesecake Factory Inc.’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, W. Douglas Benn, will retire from the company on July 7. He will be succeeded by Matthew Clark, who brings over 11 years of experience with the company, most recently serving as senior vice president, finance and strategy. In his current role, Clark has overseen the strategy, planning, treasury and risk management functions at The Cheesecake Factory. He also supported investor..

May 16, 2017

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Opens 3,625 SF Restaurant in Raytown, Missouri

RAYTOWN, MO. — Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has opened a new, 3,625-square-foot location at 10019 E. 350 Highway in Rayotwn, a southeastern suburb of Kansas City. The new restaurant will be part of Block & Co. Inc.’s Raytown 350 Development, which includes an IHOP and is located across from a Walmart Super Center.

May 15, 2017

Ascension Coffee to Open New Location at Thanksgiving Tower in Downtown Dallas

DALLAS — Ascension Coffee, a Texas-based coffee shop, café and wine bar, will open its third location in Dallas within Thanksgiving Tower, a 50-story tower located at 1601 Elm St. Amy MacLaren of CBRE represented the landlord, Woods Capital Management, in the lease negotiations. Jack Gosnell and Elizabeth Herman of CBRE represented the tenant.

May 15, 2017

Cronheim Mortgage Arranges $10.9M Financing for Mixed-Use Properties in New Jersey

BASKING RIDGE and WARREN, N.J. — Cronheim Mortgage has arranged $10.9 million in financing for two mixed-use properties in Basking Ridge and Warren. The loans were placed with State Life Insurance Co. and Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co., which Cronheim represents as a correspondent and servicing agent. Riverwalk Village, located in Basking Ridge, received $8.5 million in financing. The 18-year loan is self-liquidating with a 3.8 percent interest rate. Tenants at the 47,604-square-foot..

May 15, 2017

Edison Properties Begins Redevelopment of Ironside Newark in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. — Edison Properties has begun construction at Ironside Newark, a mixed-use building in downtown Newark. Located at the corner of Edison Place and McCarter Highway (Route 21), Ironside Newark will transform the warehouse building into a commercial and retail destination. Designed by New York City-based Perkins Eastman, the project will include 456,000 square feet of offices across its six upper floors, with access to a rooftop featuring green space and views of Newark and..

May 11, 2017

Anchor Tenants Announced at The Shoppes at Middletown in Middletown, N.J.

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. — National Realty & Development Corp. (NRDC) has signed the first anchor tenants at The Shoppes at Middletown, a retail development in Middletown. A 130,000-square-foot Wegmans Food Markets store and a 26,530-square-foot, six-screen CMX, The VIP Cinema Experience will join the 340,000-square-foot development. When complete, The Shoppes at Middletown will include national, regional and local retailers and restaurants. The project is located on Route 35 at its intersection..

May 11, 2017