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Edison Properties welcomes Canadian fast food chain to Newark

Edison Properties has signed a lease with Freshii, a fast casual chain that started in Canada and has expanded to over 60 US locations.

The eatery has leased the 1,829s/f fourth retail space at Ironside Newark and expects to open in the spring of 2021.

Freshii joins Halal Guys, SportsMed Physical Therapy and Oren’s Daily Roast on the building’s retail roster.

Lenny Lazzarino, Senior Vice President of Leasing of Edison Properties, commented, “As Newark continues to reopen and kick-start its economy, Freshii will be a welcomed addition to downtown Newark, checking the box on another healthy alternative food option.”

“As a fast-growing company, Freshii is always looking for thriving areas to expand, and Ironside in downtown Newark offered everything we’re looking for,” said Gregory Lahr, Owner of Freshii. “With direct and immediate access to Newark Penn Station and the Newark Liberty International Airport and flanked by a growing corridor of office and residential buildings, Ironside Newark is the perfect place to open our next franchise and bring healthy fast food to the local community.”

Ironside Newark, located at 110 Edison Place, is a formerly circa-1907 warehouse in downtown Newark that has been redeveloped and restored by Edison Properties into a commercial and retail hub across more than 456,000 s/f.

The property is currently 76 percent occupied with tenants including Mars Wrigley Confectionary’s North American headquarters, architecture firm Ware Malcomb, law firms Pearlman & Miranda and Robinson Miller, and the new headquarters for Edison Properties.

Amenities include future restaurant outdoor seating and park-level retail fronting the new Mulberry Commons Park, street-level retail along Edison Place, a two-story lobby atrium, rooftop terrace, a dark fiber optic network, with loft-style and open workspaces.

Jason Pierson and Ryan Starkman of Pierson Commercial Real Estate represented Edison Properties. Mike Testa and Matt Kenderian of Jeffery Realty represented Freshii.

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