|This space will remain vacant for the time being.|
The restaurant was supposed to open in the stand-alone building with Domino’s and the Bank of America, but the signs announcing Zoës were taken down earlier this month.
Sarah North, marketing director for Federal Realty Investment Trust, the owner of Barcroft Plaza, declined to say why the deal fell apart. “Out of courtesy to our tenants and due to corporate policy, I’m not able to provide any further details regarding Zoës Kitchen,” she said. “Federal Realty continues to invest in this asset, and we look forward to making exciting new tenant announcements in the future.”
Cava Group Inc. purchased Zoës Kitchen, which has 340 locations, in November for $300 million.
The second phase of renovations at Barcroft Plaza is expected to start next week and should be completed this summer, North said. This project will focus on the portion of the center between Super Dollar and 7-Eleven and will include façade and roof renovations, new signage, improved landscaping, and new art graphics on the building.