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A few months back we posted a question on The Promenade at Wyomissing Square Facebook Page asking our fans, followers, and the local community what kind of tenants they would most like to see open at The Promenade. We have used your feedback to help guide and inform our targeted retail tenant mix. Below are the results for all responses that received at least 13 votes:
What store or restaurant would you want to see open a new location at The Promenade?
- Wegmans – 585
- Whole Foods Market – 276
- Trader Joes – 186
- Book Store – 80
- Cheesecake Factory – 75
- Non-Chain Restaurant – 56
- Crate and Barrel – 41
- Apple Store – 40
- Joes Crab Shack – 29
- Williams and Sonoma – 26
- H&M – 25
- Olive Garden – 25
- IKEA – 22
- Pottery Barn – 21
- Romano’s Macaroni Grill 18
- Bonefish Grill 15
- Upscale Boutique – 15
- Homegoods – 13
- Sephora – 13
(You can still vote for your favorite tenants HERE)
1,000+ Votes for Grocery Store Category
There were a total of 1,734 votes cast answering this poll question. The Grocery Store category received by far the most support with Wegmans, Whole Foods, and Trader Joes collectively garnering over 1,000 votes. While this poll is obviously not scientific by any means, it nonetheless indicates the greater Wyomissing community’s overwhelming demand for a new upscale specialty grocery option.
Promenade ideal for a smaller format, upscale specialty grocer
The Promenade at Wyomissing Square is more of neighborhood/specialty retail center with a gross leaseable area of some 33,000 SF (50,000 SF including Viva) and is not nearly large enough to accommodate the space/parking needs of a large supermarket like Wegmans or Wholefoods.
However, it is the perfect venue for a smaller upscale specialty grocery tenant featuring quality fresh produce and a variety of prepared foods like a DiBruno Brothers for example. We are actively pursuing potential tenants to meet this unmet demand and hope to make such a market a central piece of The Promenade’s tenant mix.
High-Quality Food & Beverage to Anchor Promenade
Other retail categories of not that received significant votes are restaurant tenants (218+) and home/furniture tenants (123+ votes). Food & Beverage will play a key role in anchoring The Promenade as a fine dining restaurant, a bakery, and a coffee shop have already signed letters of intent to lease space with other restaurant/food uses to come. Size may be an issue for many big box furniture/home retailers, we will continue to target smaller format, boutique style tenants featuring home décor/furnishing products.
A big thanks to all of you who made you heard by answering our poll question. Your feedback has been invaluable. Stay tuned for more announcements about the future tenant lineup at The Promenade at Wyomissing Square.