Eastman CompaniesVillage at Livingston
651 W. Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, New Jersey 07039

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Ike’s Bagel Café, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa to Occupy 4,800 Square Feet at Eastman-Managed Shopping Center

LIVINGSTON, N.J., April 2, 2015  – Two new tenants occupying a combined  4,800 square feet of space are set to join the retail mix this spring at The Village in Livingston in Livingston, N.J.  The new tenants include Ike’s Bagel Café (2,100 square feet) and national chain Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa (2,700 square feet). The 93,000-square-foot shopping center is managed and developed by Livingston-based Eastman Companies.

David Perlmutter of Perlmutter Properties negotiated the long-term leases on behalf of Eastman. Alison Cohen of Winick Realty Group NJ represented Ike’s Bagel Café; Florian Suserman of Ripco Real Estate Corp. represented Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.

“The mix of stores, services and restaurants at The Village at Livingston makes it one of the most dynamic retail destinations in all of Essex County,” said Peter Schofel, Eastman’s co-managing partner. “Ike’s Bagel Café and Hand & Stone represent two new retail categories that greatly enhance the diversity of the center’s existing tenant base. We are very excited about the one-stop shopping experience that continues to develop here.”

One of the fastest-growing spa franchises in the country, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa offers professional massages – including Swedish, deep-tissue, sports massage and its signature hot stone massage – along with customized facial and hair removal services.  A monthly Healthy Lifestyle Program allows clients to enjoy regular massages and facials at a price that fits their budget.

“The Village at Livingston is a great place to do business and I am thrilled to be opening our newest Hand & Stone location here,” said Franchise Owner Jeff Silbert, who along with his brother, Ken, owns Hand & Stone locations throughout New Jersey.  “The center’s existing tenant mix – particularly the presence of The Fresh Market supermarket – is very complementary to the type of clientele Hand & Stone Massage expects to draw. We look forward to bringing our affordable spa services to those who live and work in Livingston and the surrounding communities.”

Family owned and operated, Ike’s Bagel Café will offer hand-rolled bagels along with other breakfast favorites including omelets, pancakes, home fries and breakfast sandwiches/wraps, as well as healthier menu options made with egg whites and turkey bacon. Ike’s lunch menu will include wraps, panini sandwiches, hamburgers, homemade salads and soups, fresh squeezed juices and daily specials. Patrons can dine in or take out, and local delivery and catering will be available.

“The Village at Livingston is a great shopping center with easy accessibility to major highways, perfect for our commuting customers,” said Jordan Vaccari, who owns Ike’s Bagel Café along with his father, Steve, and brother, Brett. “We are excited to be part of the shopping center’s continued growth, and look forward to becoming a new breakfast and lunch staple in Livingston.”

Premier Essex County Shopping Destination

Located at the intersection of Route 10 and Eisenhower Parkway, The Village at Livingston is situated along one of northern New Jersey’s most desirable retail corridors. The well-maintained, well-positioned shopping center boasts exceptional highway access and visibility in one of New Jersey’s most prosperous commercial and residential hubs.

The three-building plaza is anchored by a 23,000-square-foot Fresh Market supermarket and features a complementary lineup of service, casual dining and retail tenants, including Olive Garden, GameStop, Wine Legend, Hudson City Savings, Choice Pet Supply and Zen Japanese Cuisine. The Village at Livingston serves a growing residential population of more than 158,000 people within a five-mile radius. The marketplace offers an average household income of more than $141,000, and the daily traffic count exceeds 39,000 vehicles.

Current space availabilities at The Village at Livingston range from 1,700 to 24,000 square feet, and include a 7,000-to-15,800-square-foot end cap.

Headquartered in Livingston, N.J., Eastman Companies and its affiliated companies have been in business for 37 years and are recognized leaders in high-quality real estate developments with property throughout Northern New Jersey. The company boasts a portfolio of more than two million square feet of office, retail and industrial space located in Essex, Morris, Bergen and Burlington counties.


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