In March, Kushner’s The Shops at Pier Village announced it was expanding its retail options with three new leases. Now, two additional tenants are set to join the Long Branch property.
On May 2, Kushner announced Starbucks and Koto Asian Bistro signed on for the Jersey Shore retail destination — that makes nine new retail tenants in the past seven months, according to the company.
Its newest retail occupants are slated to open later this summer.
Koto Asian Bistro is a Japanese sushi steakhouse from a restaurant group with more than 30 locations nationwide.
“Attracting high profile businesses like Starbucks and Koto to Pier Village is a testament to the desirability and confidence that The Shops at Pier Village provides to tenants of all sizes,” said Nicole Kushner Meyer of Kushner. “We are excited to welcome Starbucks, Koto and the diverse array of tenants who are joining the Pier Village family this year and further cementing its status as the premier Jersey Shore destination for residents, businesses and visitors alike.”
Pier Village offers diverse dining options, with more than 20 for shoppers (or residents) to choose from running the gamut from casual — like The Turning Point and Simply Greek — to fine dining from Salt Steakhouse and Avenue Le Club. According to Kushner, The Shops at Pier Village, which the company acquired in 2014, welcomes more than 2.3 million visitors, annually. The destination also offers nearly 500 luxury rental apartments, 243 condos and 91 hotel rooms.
“For tenants like Starbucks and Koto, there are few locations in the region that can provide the mix of visibility, foot traffic and demographics quite like Pier Village,” added Ryan Starkman, director at Pierson Commercial, the exclusive retail leasing agent for The Shops at Pier Village. “We continue to see our existing tenants find tremendous success at the property and strong demand from potential tenants looking to experience and leverage all that the property has to offer.”
Retail and restaurant leasing opportunities are available at Pier Village starting from approximately 1,200 square feet.