Mixed Use Developments - The Right Choice for a Restaurant


Posted on September 11, 2015

Opening a restaurant in today’s competitive market poses many challenges for a business owner. From franchises to family owned pizzerias, restauranteurs face two main challenges: "Where can I find an affordable location? and "How will I get people in the door?"

Luckily, there is a solution to both of these problems – opening a location in a Mixed-Use Development.

Mixed-Use Projects combine residential, retail, dining, commercial and cultural uses, to create a village environment. These developments have grown in popularity in New Jersey because of their appeal to young Millenials who enjoy the lifestyle and the downtown vibe, and Empty-nesters who have all of their needs and services met in one place.

As a business owner, you can be part of a central location that offers alternative dining choices (a "Restaurant Row"), and high foot traffic. And with potential diners living directly above your establishment and working in the commercial businesses connected to the property, you will have a customer base all year long, not just in the traditional busy seasons.

In addition, the rent in a mixed-use location is much lower than a stand-alone building, yet you still have the benefits of a custom-size space and build-out, and all the parking you need. And you're part of a bigger plan - a "downtown" destination spot for visitors, residents and workers alike.

Picture yourself as part of a "Restaurant Row" (with exclusivity to your cuisine within the property), with outdoor flags representing the country of the cuisine you serve. Visitors, office workers and tenants shop and dine during the day, providing a steady flow of traffic into your business. At night, there are special events presented by the local Towns, and Organizations, featuring music and performers in the ampitheater that surrounds your restaurant and outside dining areas.

If you would like to be a part of this picture and are a potential restaurant owner interested in renting space in a Mixed-Use Community, then please take a look at all of the properties we have available. If you have any questions, please contact us by email at or call us at (732) 747-7846.

  Cardinale Enterprises

  23 S. Hope Chapel Road


  Jackson, NJ 08527

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