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Starbucks Expanding Throughout Ohio

Starbucks Expanding Throughout Ohio

Five new Starbucks locations are planned to open throughout Ohio, in Columbus, North Canton, Westerville, Macedonia, and Medina. The Wilson, a new mixed-use retail and residential development located at the corner of E. Lane Avenue and N. High Street, a main gateway to The Ohio State university campus in Columbus, Ohio, will welcome Starbucks, Chipotle, and CoreLife Eatery. Starbucks will also be coming soon to a new retail strip at the intersection of Polaris Parkway and Cleveland Avenue, part of a broader development anchored by a HealthSouth rehabilitation hospital, in Westerville, Ohio. Starbucks will be joined by Local Cantina and Bru Burger Bar in the 14,500-square-foot strip called The Corner  In Westerville, Ohio. Starbucks plans to open approximately 12,000 new stores globally by 2021. Steve Altemare, Senior Vice President, and Dan Clark, Vice President at Goodman Real Estate Services Group, Columbus Office, represented Starbucks in this transaction.

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Taco Bell Coming Soon to Detroit Road in Avon, Ohio

Taco Bell Coming Soon to Detroit Road in Avon, Ohio

Taco Bell will be joining one of Northeast Ohio’s most successful regional trade areas on Detroit Road in Avon. The new site will be placed in between Burger King and Fifth Third Bank. The fast food chain will be joining a vibrant community, with French Creek Square, Avon Commons, and City Centre of Avon all located just minutes down the road. The area continues to grow, and a new HomeGoods just moved into Avon Commons this past April. Michael Solomon, Senior Director at Goodman Real Estate Services Group, represented the buyer in this transaction. Zack Sogoloff, Senior Vice President, and Seth Marks, Senior Associate with Goodman Real Estate Services Group, represented the seller in this transaction.

 

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Blaze Pizza Opens Second Location in Central Ohio

Blaze Pizza Opens Second Location in Central Ohio

Worthington, Ohio will soon have another fast-casual dining option on North High Street just south of the interchange for Interstate 270.

Blaze Pizza will be opening in the northern Columbus suburb in a space formerly occupied by Cosi at 7166 North High Street. The Pasadena, California-based fast-casual pizza chain joins existing tenants Starbucks, ImmediaDent, Jimmy John’s, and Sport Clips in a center located just across the street from the Kroger-anchored Shops at Worthington Place.

This marks the second location for Blaze Pizza, which boasts 191 locations in North America. They first entered the Columbus market in February of 2015 with a location near the Ohio State University’s campus. Blaze is known for its create-your-own “Fast Fire’d” personal pizzas, which are then cooked in an open-flame oven for about three minutes at temperatures averaging around 700 degrees Fahrenheit.

Dan Clark, Vice President of our Columbus office, exclusively represents Blaze Pizza in all of Central Ohio.

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First Watch Continues to Grow in Columbus, Expands to Toledo

First Watch Continues to Grow in Columbus, Expands to Toledo

Columbus’ Gateway will soon be adding another restaurant to its mix. This time, it’s daytime café First Watch. The 195-unit chain has begun construction in the southern entertainment and restaurant hub of the Ohio State University’s campus at 1567 North High Street in Columbus, at the northwest corner of North High Street and West Tenth Avenue. The space is the southern-most end of a building occupied by, among others, Panera Bread, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, AT&T, Sprint, and the Aveda Institute. First Watch is working diligently toward a Summer 2017 opening.

In addition to this new location in Columbus, First Watch will be opening its very first location in the greater Toledo area around the same time, with construction set to begin in early April. The breakfast-brunch-lunch concept will open at the brand new Secor Square, a retail project anchored by the first Whole Foods store in Toledo. The center is approximately 68,000 SF and First Watch will have great visibility in the prime position at the corner of Secor Road and Executive Parkway.

Dan Clark, Vice President of our Columbus office, exclusively represents First Watch in all of Central and Northern Ohio.

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Naf Naf Grill Opens First Ohio Location in Independence

Naf Naf Grill Opens First Ohio Location in Independence

Being referred to as “the Chipotle of Middle Eastern food”, Naf Naf Grill has entered the Ohio market. The fast-casual Middle Eastern restaurant hosted their grand opening in Independence on March 16th, complete with free pita. This opening marks the 30th store for Naf Naf Grill. About 50% of their restaurants are in suburban locations, and Independence made history as the strongest suburban opening to date. Naf Naf Grill is located at 6714 Rockside Road in Independence. Jim Becker, Senior Executive/Director with Goodman Real Estate Services Group had the pleasure of making this deal come to life.

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Storage Zone Breaks Into a High-End Market

Storage Zone Breaks Into a High-End Market

Storage Zone is a self-storage company with 20 locations in Northeast Ohio. The vast majority are free-standing buildings on the fringes of major metropolitan areas. One of the challenges for Storage Zone is finding new locations in middle to high income communities. Zoning in those areas often prevents their “use” from operating. Contrary to these restrictions, there is a need for self-storage and the units in comparable markets generally have high occupancy rates.

One such high-end market is Rocky River. Finding a site to build a self-storage in this municipality has never seemed possible…until October of 2016. The City of Rocky River told Wald & Fisher, the owner of Rockport Shopping Center, that it would consider self-storage for a conditional use as a part of the center’s redevelopment.  The city considered it a viable solution for anchor space that has been empty for many years. Jim Becker contacted Storage Zone immediately. They were excited about the opportunity to break into the market and made a deal with Wald & Fisher in record time. Storage Zone presented rough plans and elevations to Rocky River in mid-December and the city approved their application.

If all goes well, Storage Zone will open in the second quarter of 2017.

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EAT MOR CHIKIN! Chick-fil-A opens in Fort Wright, Kentucky

EAT MOR CHIKIN! Chick-fil-A opens in Fort Wright, Kentucky

Fort Wright, Kentucky can now enjoy all there is to offer at Chick-fil-A! It is my pleasure to announce Richard Edelman, Senior Vice President & Principal of Goodman Real Estate Services Group LLC, closed the deal after a three-and-a- half year process. Beginning in 2013, Mr. Edelman contracted to purchase the piece of property for Chick-fil-A, but ran into a predicament of needing additional land.  Reaching out to the adjacent property owner, Mike Brandy, Richard attempted to purchase the property. Not willing to sell outright, they negotiated a deal where Mr. Brandy would buy the parcel Chick-fil-A was negotiating to buy and then Chick-fila would lease the combined parcels from Mr. Brandy. To make matters even more complicated, to meet parking codes the development required the acquisition of right-of-way owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Mr. Brandy, Chick-fil-A and Mr. Edelman worked well together to make this requirement attainable. When you have an ideal location, you strive to make it happen. All of the obstacles were worth it in the end! 

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