Mixed-use center in Washington Twp. to get 2 new restaurant concepts

By Emily Bader
Washington Township | Dec 17, 2019 at 11:52 am

The Washington Square Town Center in Washington Township will be getting two new restaurant concepts, according to commercial real estate developers Atkins Companies in West Orange and Woodmont Properties in Fairfield.

The joint venture announced on Tuesday restaurant leases with Jenaro’s for 4,600 square feet and Bison Coffee Co. for 1,800 square feet at 253 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road. Both restaurants are expected to open in Spring 2020.

The mixed-use center, located on 35 acres, was developed in a joint venture partnership between Atkins and Woodmont. Anchored by a 40,000-square-foot medical office building, the property also features 330 apartments, 100 townhomes, 30,000 square feet of retail and an assisted living facility. Its current slate of retail tenants include PetCheck, an animal urgent care facility; Vivian’s Nails N’ Spa; and Strive Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation, a South Jersey-based physical therapy company.

Jenaro’s, created by chef Angelo Lutz, is a traditional Italian restaurant that will feature homestyle lunch, dinner and brunch options with seating for up to 165 guests. The space will also have private dining rooms, a demonstration kitchen and outdoor seating.

Bison Coffee is a family-owned and -operated 70-seat indoor and outdoor cafe offering specialty coffees roasted by Elixr Coffee.

“When it comes to either picking a place to meet up with friends or grab a quick meal after a long day, today’s consumers expect more than just the same old restaurant experience,” Robert Atkins, managing partner of Atkins Companies, said. “When we began this project, we knew that attracting unique retail tenants would be vital in creating the dynamic community that we wanted to build in Washington Township. Jenaro’s and Bison Coffee Company certainly fit the bill and we look forward to welcoming them to Washington Square Town Center as we continue to realize our vision for this project.”