The Keith Corporation (TKC) announced today that their retail brokerage team has helped Charlotte-based, fast-casual restaurant, Showmars, secure their first location in eastern North Carolina. They will occupy a 3,280-square foot endcap within the Wake Forest Crossing II Shopping Center in the North Raleigh suburb of Wake Forest. The restaurant is slated to open on August 1st.
The 30 unit Showmars brand has served the North and South Carolina markets since 1982 by focusing on a family-friendly atmosphere with fresh, made-to-order Southern and Greek-inspired cuisine. Showmars founder, George Couchell, pioneered casual dining by combining tableside and speedy service into one. Their reputation for excellent, friendly customer service and an affordable, quality dining experience makes Showmars the perfect addition to the Wake Forest Market.
“The Showmars team has had their eye on the Raleigh market for quite some time. When The Keith Corporation brought this unique opportunity in Wake Forest to the forefront, we were convinced that this was the type of community we wanted to be a part of,” remarked Konstantine Zitsos, CEO of Showmars. “We have always done well in markets with families and young people. The fact that this unique town has a compelling growth story as well makes us feel confident that Showmars will quickly become a valued member of the community.”
This location has excellent visibility to Capital Boulevard and a spacious seasonal patio for patrons to enjoy. It will feature Showmars’ newest prototype and serve as a flagship unit that anchors the North Raleigh market as Showmars continues their expansion in Raleigh and throughout the Triangle. Other retailers within the center include Lowe’s Foods, Kohl’s, Ross, TJ Maxx, Michael’s, Petco, Jersey Mikes, Kiko Japanese Express, East Coast Wings, Olive Garden, Sonic, Smithfield’s, Cici’s, and Wendy’s.
“Those who are not yet familiar with the Showmars brand will quickly come to realize what true hospitality looks like when they stop in for a visit here. Their unparalleled sense of hospitality and professionalism permeates everything they do, and is even evident in their approach to real estate. Showmars has been an absolute pleasure to work with and we are grateful for the opportunity to be a small part of their growth story into this new market”, stated Chase Morten, Brokerage Associate for The Keith Corporation.
TKC has assisted retail clients in tenant representation for over 29 years. TKC tenant representation services include developing client relationships, site analysis, lease negotiation, architectural planning, and permitting. “Our mission is the driving force behind every tenant representation project we embark on,” stated Mr. Morten, “Developing our client relationships and providing them with personalized service is our main objective.”