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Atkins Companies and Woodmont Properties to Introduce Two New Restaurant Concepts to South Jersey Mixed-Use Community


Washington Twp., N.J. (December 17, 2019) – Atkins Companies along with its joint venture partner Woodmont Properties, announces restaurant leases with Jenaro’s for 4,600 square feet and Bison Coffee Company for 1,800 square feet at the Washington Square Town Center at 253 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road in Washington Twp., N.J. Both restaurants are projected to open in Spring 2020.

Sprawled across 35 acres in Gloucester County, N.J, the Washington Square Town Center is redefining the traditional mixed-use concept. Developed in a joint venture partnership, the project seeks to create a dynamic mix of retail, residential, medical, and community spaces geared towards the needs of the cross-generational populations that are increasingly making up mixed-use communities. Anchored by the Rothman Medical Building, a 40,000-square-foot state-of-the-art medical office building, the property also features 330 residential apartments, 100 townhomes, 30,000 square feet of retail space, and an assisted living facility. Already boasting a diverse slate of traditional retail and medical tenants, the two new restaurant leases further bolster the exciting amenities offered at Washington Square Town Center.

Created by Angelo Lutz, the chef behind the Kitchen Consigliere brand, Jenaro’s will bring a unique twist to the traditional Italian restaurant. Taking inspiration from Lutz’s paternal grandfather, Jenaro’s will feature homestyle Italian lunch, dinner, and brunch with seating for 145 to165 guests. Guests will be able to enjoy homemade pasta, Italian specialties, and wood fired pizza as they sample from an exciting menu of wines and spirits in a setting reminiscent of old-world Italy. Additionally, the 4,600-square-foot restaurant will feature private dining rooms, a demonstration cooking and dining area, and seasonal outdoor seating.

Joining Jenaro’s in Washington Square Town Center is Bison Coffee Company, a family-owned and operated 70-seat indoor and outdoor café., The café will feature a rotating selection of specialty coffees roasted by Elixr Coffee, located nearby in Philadelphia. With a design echoing the beauty of the Midwest incorporating wood furnishings and elements of nature, the coffee shop will be an ideal place to relax and indulge in a fine cup of coffee, while also catering to customers who want to grab and go on their morning commute.

“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,” said Robert Atkins, Managing Partner of Atkins Companies. “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.”

Jenaro’s and Bison Coffee Company will join Washington Square Town Center’s current slate of retail tenants - 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.

Washington Township Mayor Joann Gattinelli added, “Washington Township is excited to welcome two new restaurants to the Washington Square Town Center in Spring of 2020. Jenaro’s and Bison Coffee Co. will make a positive impact in our community and on behalf of myself, the residents and my administration, we wish them many years of success.”

For more information on available retail leasing opportunities at Washington Square Town Center, please contact Joe Raniszewski of MSC Retail at 215-883-7390 or

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12/17/2019 - 10:00


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