Fords Shopping Center in Woodbridge — Courtesy: Levin Management Corp.
By Joshua Burd
A family-owned Pakistani restaurant has leased 6,800 square feet in Woodbridge after outgrowing its space in a neighboring town, Levin Management Corp. said Friday.
In a news release, the retail management firm said Zaika BBQ & Grill leased the space at Fords Shopping Center in the Fords section of Woodbridge. Vanessa Fernandez, leasing representative for Levin Management, represented the owner of the 67,000-square-foot retail property on Route 1, while Ata U. Rahman of RE/MAX Diamond Realtors represented the tenant.
The business is relocating to the shopping center from Edison.
“Zaika BBQ & Grill is a locally owned business that simply outgrew its current space,” Fernandez said in a prepared statement. “The move to Fords Shopping Center will more than triple the restaurant’s size to better serve its current and new customers.
“Location plays a pivotal role in the success of any restaurant venture, and Fords Shopping Center’s visible Route 1 address and outstanding demographics — were key factors in attracting this tenant.”
Levin Management, the exclusive leasing agent for the Fords Shopping Center, said the property is also home to Favorites, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority’s off-track wagering business, along with the record store Vintage Vinyl, Rite Aid and other tenants.