Bennigan's Restaurant Could Fill Former Blockbuster Space

The restaurant has teamed up with Brixmor Property Group to put franchised restaurants in multiple shopping centers across the country.

The Hub Shopping Center may soon be home to a Bennigan's restaurant.

According to FSR Magazine, Bennigan's Franchising Company and Brixmor Property Group—which owns and manages the Hub—announced a strategic partnership this past summer to add Bennigan's restaurants to Brixmor's portfolio of shopping centers across the country.

And Richfield's former Blockbuster space appears to have been chosen as one of the pre-approved franchise locations.

As part of Bennigan's and Brixmor's strategy, signs have been placed at select existing buildings and pad site locations within the Brixmor portfolio of shopping centers, according to FSR. The signs are meant to promote pre-approved restaurant space and franchise opportunities within targeted growth markets. The photo in the photo box above was taken Thursday and show the promotional signs in Richfield.

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According to FSR, other pre-selected locations include Escondido, CA; Superior and Aurora, CO; Charlotte and Greensboro, NC; Cinnaminson, NJ; James Island and Spartanburg, SC; Greeneville and Hermitage, TN; and Austin, Frisco, Fort Worth, and Pasadena, TX; Royal Palm Beach, FL; and Ann Arbor, MI.

Richfield Patch contacted Matt Johnson, Brixmor's head leasing agent for the Hub, for more information on any deals in the works with interested parties. Our inquiry was not returned by the time this article was published.

Patch will continue to update readers as new information becomes available.


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Eric January 11, 2013 at 07:55 PM
It's ironic that just yesterday I read an article about the "Top Ten Failing Restaurant Chains", with Bennigan's topping the list due to an 88% drop in revenue and a similar percentage of store closings. It sounds like a boondoggle to me. Desperate restaurant chain meets desperate retail center and both convince themselves that somehow this time things will be different.
Caitlin Burgess January 11, 2013 at 08:02 PM
If you still have it, could you share the link to that article?
Deb C January 12, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Nikki Windschittl January 14, 2013 at 04:44 PM
Wondering if there is any hiring information? Tried Bennigan's website, but that link was not working. Also tried Brixmor with no luck. Thanks!
Caitlin Burgess January 14, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Well, they still need to find someone who wants to buy into the franchise. So, they aren't hiring for workers at this point.


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