BJ’s Restaurants announces the opening of its new restaurant in Columbia, Maryland

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2017-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) today (Feb. 21, 2017) announced the opening of its restaurant in Columbia, Maryland. The new BJ’s Restaurant opened on Monday, February 20, 2017, in the Columbia Crossing shopping center at 6181 Columbia Crossing Circle. The restaurant is approximately 7,500 square feet, seats approximately 230 guests and features BJ’s extensive menu, including BJ’s signature deep-dish pizza, award-winning handcrafted beer and famous Pizookie® dessert. BJ’s unique, contemporary décor provides the perfect environment for all dining occasions. Hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

“We are excited to open our fourth restaurant in the state of Maryland in Columbia, a suburb southwest of Baltimore,” commented Greg Trojan, President and CEO. “Columbia joins our other three successful Maryland restaurants located at Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, the Town Center Mall in Laurel and Town Center Regional Mall in Towson. Columbia is our second restaurant opening this year.  Our 2017 real estate pipeline is in excellent shape and we expect to open our next two restaurants in early April in Mobile, Alabama and Fort Wayne, Indiana.”

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 189 casual dining restaurants under the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse®, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery®, BJ’s Pizza & Grill® and BJ’s Grill® brand names. BJ’s Restaurants offer an innovative and broad menu featuring award-winning, signature deep-dish pizza complemented with generously portioned salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, pastas, entrees and desserts, including the Pizookie® dessert. Quality, flavor, value, moderate prices and sincere service remain distinct attributes of the BJ’s experience. All restaurants feature BJ’s critically acclaimed proprietary craft beers, which are produced at several of the Company’s Restaurant & Brewery locations, its two brewpubs in Texas and by independent third party craft brewers. The Company’s restaurants are located in the 24 states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Visit BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. on the Web at for locations and additional information.

Certain statements in the preceding paragraphs and all other statements that are not purely historical constitute “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. The “forward-looking” statements contained in this press release are based on current assumptions and expectations and BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or alter its “forward-looking” statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investors are referred to the full discussion of risks and uncertainties associated with forward-looking statements contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.

For further information, please contact:
Greg Levin
BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.
(714) 500-2400

(212) 835-8500

Source: BJ’s Restaurants, Inc./globenewswire

Kimco announces Starbucks, Dynamic Dental Care LLC and Salons by JC as new tenants at its Wilde Lake center in Columbia, Maryland

LEED-certified redevelopment sparks new community interest and investment

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2017-Jan-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) announced today (1/26/2017) that it has signed three new leases, including Starbucks, at its Wilde Lake center in Columbia, Maryland, on the heels of a dramatic $18.1 million redevelopment which transformed the project into a mixed-use destination with 230 residential rental units, 30,000 square feet of office space, 41,000 square feet of retail, and 20,000 square feet of restaurants.

Starbucks is opening both a café and a drive thru in fall 2017. In addition to Starbucks, Kimco has signed leases with Dynamic Dental Care LLC, which opened December 2016; and Salons by JC, scheduled to open in early fall 2017 above David’s Natural Market.

“Kimco’s redevelopment has inspired a flurry of activity by existing tenants, enhancements to the Village’s swim center and water park amenity, construction of a new net-zero energy middle school, an expanding interfaith center, and new pedestrian and cycling pathways,” stated Kevin McAliley, Wilde Lake Village Board Chair. “Active home owners associations, involved neighborhood representatives and local leaders have noticed the new Wilde Lake center has created a movement toward improvements, renovations and investment throughout our village. We welcome Starbucks, Salons by JC, Dynamic Dental Care and the many new tenants and residents joining our vibrant and growing community.”

Wilde Lake Village Center is located in Columbia, Maryland, conveniently situated between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore on 7.4 acres. The redevelopment encompassed freshly-paved walking paths, outdoor seating areas, and community space. New landscaping throughout the center enhanced the existing vegetation, along with stamped concrete walkways and crosswalks, and impervious paver parking spaces. Wilde Lake is a LEED-certified project. As part of the redevelopment, existing grocer David’s Market expanded into a new, larger, and LEED-certified facility, featuring a contemporary interior floor plan with an interior/exterior café.

“These three tenants are a wonderful addition to the area,” said Tom Simmons, President, Mid-Atlantic Region at Kimco. “They are a direct result of our redevelopment of the shopping center to better reflect the current demographics of the area and improve the shopping experience. Starbucks was especially attracted by the residential component of the center, as it ensures a steady stream of foot traffic to their location. Whether it’s a resident of Wilde Lake Village Center or a visiting customer, we have a range of high-quality services, retailers, and dining options for everyone.”

About Kimco

Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that is North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of open-air shopping centers. As of September 30, 2016, the company owned interests in 534 U.S. shopping centers comprising 86 million square feet of leasable space across 35 states and Puerto Rico. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 50 years. For further information, please visit, the company’s blog at, or follow Kimco on Twitter at

Jennifer Maisch
Director, Corporate Communications

Source: Kimco Realty Corp.