CBRE | UCR Completes New Lease for Eatzi’s Market & Bakery in Fort Worth’s Coveted University Park Shopping Village
FORT WORTH, Texas – September 23, 2015 – CBRE | UCR announced a new retail lease in Fort Worth on behalf of Eatzi’s Market & Bakery. The expanding eatery signed a lease for a prominent end cap space at the University Park Village Shopping Center located one block south of I-30 and University. CBRE | UCR Senior Vice President Greg Pierce, along with Associate Ryan May, handled site selection for Eatzi’s and represented them in the lease transaction with Simon Property Group, the landlord, who was represented in-house by Greg Vlahos.
The Dallas-based company, which already has retail locations in Plano, Grapevine, Highland Park and Uptown/Oak Lawn, expects to open the new Fort Worth store in late 2016/early 2017. The company, which features a video on its website describing its unique concept, opened its first retail location in 1996.
“We are extremely excited to finally bring Eatzi’s to Fort Worth,” said Eatzi’s CEO Adam Romo. “Fort Worth is a fantastic city for food, retailing and entertainment. The consumers are educated, discerning and sophisticated foodies, and they demand what Eatzi’s offers.”
“The University Park Shopping Village is an outstanding, ideal location for our first Fort Worth store,” he added.
Eatzi’s Market & Bakery is a European-style eatery that serves a wide variety of seasonal dishes from grilled meats and seafoods to fresh sushi, custom sandwiches and salads, deli meats and cheeses, pastries, desserts, and beer and wine. The meals are prepared on-site from scratch daily, by teams of culinary-trained chefs.
“This is a pivotal location for a lifestyle concept like Eatzi’s which offers high-quality, fresh, prepared foods,” said Mr. Pierce. “It’s one of the best locations in all of Fort Worth, right in the heart of an affluent, densely-populated area. The end cap location offers ample parking, patios, and great visibility to University Drive.”
“The Eatzi’s brand will be well served by joining a number of high-profile, culturally-pervasive retailers at UPV,” added Mr. Pierce. “This is a concept that will extend the visits of the great customer base that currently shops at UPV, and will bring a new clientele as well.”