Eatzi’s coming to Fort Worth’s University Park Village

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Eatzi’s Market & Bakery is coming to Fort Worth at the University Park Village Shopping Center located one block south of Interstate 30 on University Drive.

CBRE|UCR announced the new retail lease today. Eatzi’s will take an end cap space at the shopping center. CBRE|UCR Senior Vice President Greg Pierce, along with Associate Ryan May, handled site selection for Eatzi’s and represented them in the lease transaction with Simon Property Group, the landlord, who was represented in-house by Greg Vlahos.

Eatzi’s will be taking the location currently occupied by Chili’s, about 5,300 square feet. 

The Dallas-based company currently has retail locations in Plano, Grapevine, Highland Park and Uptown/Oak Lawn. The new Fort Worth store is expected to open in late 2016 or early 2017.

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“We are extremely excited to finally bring Eatzi’s to Fort Worth,” said Eatzi’s CEO Adam Romo in a news release. “Fort Worth is a fantastic city for food, retailing and entertainment. The consumers are educated, discerning and sophisticated foodies, and they demand what Eatzi’s offers.”

Eatzi’s Market & Bakery is known for its fresh, prepared meals made daily on site as well as a large selection of beer and wine from around the world. While they did not say how many jobs the new Eatzi’s would bring, when the Grapevine location opened in 2012, the company said 180 jobs would be created.

“This is a pivotal location for a lifestyle concept like Eatzi’s which offers high-quality, fresh, prepared foods,” said CBRE/UCR’s Pierce. “It’s one of the best locations in all of Fort Worth, right in the heart of an affluent, densely-populated area. The end cap location offers ample parking, patios, and great visibility to University Drive.”

Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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