The Echo Plaza Shopping Center at 901 Mountain Ave. in Springfield — Courtesy: Larken Associates
By Joshua Burd
A restaurant is staying in place in Union County after a change in ownership, having signed a new lease for nearly 1,100 square feet with Larken Associates.
The operator, Chen’s 22, has been a Larken tenant for more than 25 years and currently occupies 1,085 square feet at 901 Mountain Ave. in Springfield, according to a news release. Offering Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisine, along with all-you-can-eat sushi, the business benefits from a location along Route 22 within the 66,567-square-foot Echo Plaza Shopping Center.
“We pride ourselves on fostering long-term relationships with our tenants and are dedicated to supporting them throughout all stages of their businesses, including major transitions such as this one,” said Victor Kelly, executive vice president of Raider Realty, the in-house brokerage division of Larken Associates. “We are thrilled that the new owners of Chen’s 22 recognized Echo Plaza Shopping Center’s easily accessible, high-visibility location as an ideal destination to carry on the 25-year legacy of this local restaurant and look forward to working with them in the years to come.”