Philadelphia-grown Chickie's & Pete's Crab House and Sports Bar can be found in casinos, boardwalks and airports across the country, but its latest location is uncharted territory for the brand: A college town.
The Bensalem, Pa.-based restaurant chain has signed a lease to be the anchor tenant at 220 Rowan Blvd., a $74 million, six-story, 316-000-square-foot building in Glassboro, N.J.
The development – located a short distance from Rowan University's campus – houses about 550 students and more than 50 apartment residents.
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It will be the first time a location will open in a school area, owner and CEO Pete Ciarrocchi said.
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