Avison Young has been retained by Sus Hi Eatstation, a burgeoning fast-casual sushi eatery well-known in Central Florida, to secure space for the company’s continued expansion in North Florida. Senior Vice President Jason Hurst, who specializes in tenant representation, already secured a 1,400-square-foot space for Sus Hi Eatstation’s first-to-market concept in Gainesville and will further lead site selection in Gainesville and Jacksonville. Adjacent to Starbucks, the new location is in Butler Plaza, a retail center at 3524 SW Archer Rd.
“We are excited to assist Sus Hi Eatstation in executing its growth strategy to bring the unique fast-casual concept to more of the communities we serve,” said Hurst. “Considering the brand’s remarkable growth throughout Central Florida, North Florida was a natural next step for expansion.”
Sus Hi Eatstation currently has six locations in Florida and plans to open at least ten additional locations over the next year. The brand seeks endcap or otherwise highly-visible positioning with patio seating. Second-generation space or new construction with a square footage size between 1,400 and 2,200 square feet is ideal.
According to research by Avison Young, consistent population and job growth in Gainesville and Jacksonville translate to strong economic fundamentals which fuel demand for retail and restaurant options. The cities’ reputations as “college towns” continues attracts new retail tenants to North Florida.
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