Existing merchants Yankee Candle and ZGallerie to relocate within center
(Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – April 5, 2011) Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE), owner and manager of the Shops at Pembroke Gardens in Pembroke Pines, Florida, announced today that the 390,942-square foot upscale lifestyle center has added three national tenants to its roster –The Cheesecake Factory, an Ann Taylor concept store and TCBY. The company also noted that existing tenants Yankee Candle and ZGallerie will relocate to new spaces.
Nationally recognized establishment The Cheesecake Factory will occupy 8,293 square feet at the central intersection of 145th Terrace and Fifth Street next to Banana Republic, bebe and Love Culture. Scheduled to open in the fall, the restaurant will feature more than 200 menu items and over 40 varieties of cheesecake and baked desserts.
The Ann Taylor concept store — to offer an exclusive collection of clothing, shoes and accessories, similar to the retail chain’s concept stores in Atlanta, Seattle, Miami and New York City — will occupy 4,450 square feet of space. Located at the north end of the shopping plaza at Southwest 145 Terrace, the store is expected open in the fall.
TCBY (The Country’s Best Yogurt) will be located on Fifth Street next to Icing by Claire’s. The frozen yogurt store, scheduled to open in the spring, will occupy 1,600 square feet of retail space.
Both ZGallerie and Yankee Candle, to occupy 8,843 and 2,479 square feet of space, respectively, will relocate to accommodate space needs for The Cheesecake Factory. By spring, ZGallerie will be located on Fifth Street, adjacent to its former location, while Yankee Candle will move to 145th Terrace.
“We are pleased to be expanding our tenant mix with these well-known retail and restaurant brands,” said Ed Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Duke Realty-South Florida. “They continue to enhance the quality of the Shops at Pembroke Gardens and the surrounding community.”
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens boasts more than 15 dining establishments and 60 retail shops and service providers. The outdoor lifestyle plaza is located in Pembroke Pines at I-75 (exit 9A) and Pines Boulevard.
About Duke Realty
In South Florida, Duke Realty owns, manages or has under its development more than 7 million square feet of industrial, office and retail properties. The company’s local office is located in Weston at 2400 North Commerce Parkway, Suite 405. For more information about leasing opportunities in the Shops at Pembroke Gardens or other Duke Realty properties, call 954.450.1580.
Nationally, Duke Realty owns and operates more than 139 million rentable square feet of industrial office, and medical office space in 18 major U.S. cities. Duke Realty is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty is available at www.dukerealty.com.