Divaris Signs Three Leases for Retail Space in Central Virginia

Posted on October 07, 2013  /  in News Releases  /  No Comments

Richmond, Virginia: Gerald S. Divaris, Chairman/CEO of Divaris Real Estate, Inc. (DRE), announced the renewal of two leases totaling approximately 9,000 square feet of retail space in the metropolitan Richmond, Virginia area.

Legacy School of Dance signed a lease for 3,813 square feet of retail space in Colony Plaza, located at Genito Road and Charter Colony in Midlothian, Virginia. This is the second location for the dance studio in the Richmond market. Brett McNamee, senior vice president of the Richmond office of DRE, handled the lease on behalf of the landlord, Colony Crossing, LLC. Other tenants in the property include Dolce Vita Restaurant, Best Cleaners, Colony Coffee, Native Sun Tanning, Padows Deli, Fortune Bowl Restaurant and Nail Envy.

Zoe’s Kitchen leased 2,825 square feet of retail space in Willow Lawn Shopping Center at West Broad Street and Willow Lawn Drive in Richmond. McNamee represented the tenant in the lease negotiations. This is the first location in the market for the fast casual restaurant that features a Mediterranean menu. Other tenants in Willow Lawn Shopping Center include: Ross Dress for Less, Gold’s Gym, Staples, Old Navy, Dress Barn and Kroger.

Dunkin’ Donuts leased 2,000 square feet of retail space at The Shoppes at Winding Brook II on Lakeridge Parkway in Ashland, Virginia.  The tenant was represented by McNamee and Sara Goodall of the Richmond office of DRE. The Canton, Massachusetts-based Dunkin’ Donuts operates 10,500 stores worldwide, including more than 7,000 franchised restaurants in 36 states and more than 3,000 international shops in 30 countries.

Divaris Real Estate, Inc. is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA with offices in Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke, VA; Charlotte, NC; and metropolitan Washington, DC.  Divaris Real Estate and Divaris Property Management Corp. are divisions of The Divaris Group, an international real estate brokerage and property management company that currently manages and/or leases in excess of 30 million square feet of prime office, retail and industrial space from New Jersey to Florida. Gerald S. Divaris is Chairman of the Board, and Michael B. Divaris is President of Divaris Real Estate, Inc.

Divaris Real Estate is a member of Realty Resources, a national group of independent retail property brokers and managers, covering 91 major markets throughout the U.S.  DRE is also the Virginia affiliate for The CORE Network, a national group of office and industrial brokers with affiliates throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe. These organizations represent corporate and institutional clients, tenants and buyers in all aspects of leasing, development, management, sales and acquisitions.

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