TAMPA, Fla. – August 19, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — MetWest International is adding Thai Prime to its already impressive line-up of restaurants at its retail center across from International Plaza and Tampa International Airport. Thai Prime is a local restaurant known for its authentic Thai cuisine and is slated to open in the fall. It will offer 176 seats, a full liquor bar and outside seating.
The restaurant signed a 2,613 square foot lease at MetWest International in Tampa’s Westshore Business District. Kalyn Brandewie of Florida Retail Partners brokered the deal on behalf of the project’s owner. Dean Koutroumanis of The Boardwalk Company represented the tenant.
Thai cuisine is popular among diners who value freshness of ingredients and quality of preparation. “MetWest is a great location for our 2nd restaurant,” stated Thai Prime Owner David Chong whose family along with the Fordham family owns the restaurant. “MetWest alone has over 3,500 employees with thousands more employed within 2 miles.” The Chong’s first restaurant – Thai Samurai – is located in Trinity.
“Anyone who has dined at their very popular Trinity restaurant will be excited they are coming to MetWest,” said Florida Retail Partner Kalyn Brandewie. “In addition to a great lunch & dinner menu Thai Prime will be the only restaurant in the MetWest retail village serving breakfast.”
Thai Prime rounds out an impressive roster of restaurants at MetWest including Del Frisco’s Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Kona Grille and Texas de Brazil. Davidoff’s Cigar Bar & Lounge will open in November.
About MetWest International
MetWest International is an award winning, mixed-use center developed and owned by MetLife, Inc. Located across from Tampa International Airport and International Plaza in the Westshore Business District, MetWest International includes three office buildings One MetroCenter, MetWest One and MetWest Two. A fourth office building will be started as demand dictates. Four well-known restaurants, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, Kona Grill, Texas de Brazil and Del Frisco’s Grille located their first Tampa locations in the project’s retail village. When complete, the pedestrian-friendly, urban-oriented development will also include an apartment community and hotel. www.metwestinternational.com
Taylor & Mathis serves as the development manager for the project and handles office leasing and management responsibilities. Florida Retail Partners handles the project’s retail leasing.
About Florida Retail Partners, an X Team Partner
Founded in 1997, the company’s focus is tenant and landlord representation, sales and leasing on Florida’s West Coast and Central Florida.
X Team is an international alliance of retail real estate specialists with offices located in major cities throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. X Team partners average more than 20 years of industry experience, with expertise in major markets worldwide, specializing in tenant, property and developer/landlord representation, workout services, property dispositions and retail investments. X Team services include transaction negotiation, portfolio analysis, lease valuations, acquisitions, and asset assessment and valuation. For more information, please visit www.floridaretailpartners.com
For Further Information:
Kalyn Brandewie, Florida Retail Partners
Kalyn (at) floridaretailpartners (dot) com
David Chong, Thai Prime
david_c_chong (at) hotmail (dot) com