In the midst of Glassboro, New Jersey’s, rapidly expanding business and retail development, the Borough and Nexus Properties have announced the opening of a Chickie’s and Pete’s on Rowan Boulevard.
The Philadelphia-area crab house and sports bar chain has signed a lease to open a new restaurant at 220 Rowan Boulevard, making this its 15th location overall and fourth in New Jersey. The restaurant will join Tony Luke’s, Inspira and Cooper Health Systems, and South Jersey Federal Credit Union on the ground level of 220 Rowan Boulevard, a six-story, 316,000-square-foot building developed by Nexus Properties that already houses over 550 Rowan students and over 50 apartment residents.
“The addition of such a local, iconic sports bar like Chickie’s and Pete’s to Glassboro not only adds excitement and fun to the area, but also helps make our area a destination for sports fans everywhere,” says George Cossabone, Glassboro council president.
“The decision to open our next location in Glassboro was an easy one,” says Pete Ciarrocchi, CEO of Chickie’s and Pete’s. “The area is thriving and there is a palpable energy here that we just knew we wanted to be a part of.”
“Chickie’s and Pete’s will be a great anchor tenant on Rowan Boulevard, appealing to residents from Glassboro and drawing in patrons from surrounding communities,” says Dante Germano, Nexus Properties COO.
Construction of the nearly 7,000-square-foot location is expected to begin in first quarter 2016 and a tentative opening date has been set for summer 2016.