(RALEIGH, NC) – Hines, a global real estate investment, development, and property manager, and Columbia Development today announced the addition of two new retailers and the signing of five office leases, joining the best-in-class mix of tenants, restaurants, wellness, and entertainment retailers at Fenton, the 92-acre mixed-use district now open in Cary, North Carolina. The addition of the new retailers, Brewery Bhavana and Vega Vitality, brought the retail component to 94% committed.
Brewery Bhavana is a maker-inspired hub for craft beer, dim sum, books, and flowers. The approximately 2,000-square-foot space at Fenton will offer a more casual experience focused on its award-winning Belgian-inspired beers and dim sum offerings, and feature a skylit bookstore and floral shop, and an extensive outdoor patio. This will be Brewery Bhavana’s second location following its success in downtown Raleigh, which received national and international accolades as being one of the best new restaurants in America by Bon Apetit and one of the “10 Coolest Places to Eat” in the world by Forbes magazine. Brewery Bhavana is expected to open at Fenton in 2024.
Vega Vitality is a premier Medspa and wellness center offering services such as Botox, microneedling, custom facials, laser treatments, and much more. It’s 1,700-square-foot retail store will open at Fenton in winter 2024. Vega Vitality offers exceptional, personalized care in aesthetics and wellness, focusing on anti-aging and longevity. Vega Vitality has two other successful practices in Boston with this being its first North Carolina location.
“Brewery Bhavana and Vega Vitality will join a stellar list of curated retailers offering Fenton's guests best-in-class shopping, dining, and wellness-focused experiences," said Bruce Koniver, principal at Odyssey Retail Advisors, who is leading the retail leasing at Fenton.
In time for the holiday season, recent retail openings at Fenton include California-based Johnny Was, a women’s luxury clothing brand known for its distinctive blend of bohemian elegance and effortless style; and Rejuvenation, a Williams-Sonoma brand known for its assortment of furniture and light fixtures, textiles, and one-of-a-kind vintage finds. Both stores are firsts in the Triangle.
The new office leases were signed by Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global commercial real estate services firm; IPS, a leading provider of architecture, engineering, procurement, construction management, and validation services for the life sciences sector; Prologis, a global leader in logistics real estate; AIMA, a firm specializing in revenue cycle management, healthcare technology solutions, and resourcing and infrastructure services; and Surety Systems, an ERP, HCM, and CRM consulting firm.
“Fenton is a differentiated type of workplace in Cary, one that is richly amenitized, which we believe is a crucial component for fostering employee collaboration and drawing in new talent. We look forward to welcoming our new tenants and their employees,” said John Heagy, senior managing director at Hines.
The Offices at Fenton offer a total of 200,000 square feet of Class-A office space, with future phases allowing for up to one million square feet. Companies can tailor their environment to suit every need with ground-floor retail, efficient floor plates, and the newest in-building technology. Spaces feature modern, industrial design with brick and glass exterior facade and 14-foot ceilings. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for abundant natural light, and balconies and terraces overlooking Main Street or Fenton Square create a unique workplace experience. Immediate access to I-40 offers seamless access to downtown Raleigh, Durham, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and Chapel Hill. Fenton’s impressive and unique amenity base places luxury apartment living, local and national retailers, distinct food and beverage, entertainment venues, and boutique hospitality offerings steps away from the office.
For project updates, follow @FentonNC on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit the website at fentonnc.com. For more details on office leasing opportunities, visit officesatfenton.com. For information on pre-leasing at The Allison, visit allisonatfenton.com.
Hines is a global real estate investment, development and property manager. The firm was founded by Gerald D. Hines in 1957 and now operates in 30 countries. We manage a $94.6B¹ portfolio of high-performing assets across residential, logistics, retail, office, and mixed-use strategies. Our local teams serve 790 properties totaling 269 million square feet globally. We are committed to a net zero carbon target by 2040 without buying offsets. To learn more about Hines, visit www.hines.com and follow @Hines on social media.
¹Includes both the global Hines organization and RIA AUM as of June 30, 2023.
About Columbia Development
Columbia Development is a privately held real estate development firm based in Columbia, South Carolina, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina and Raleigh, North Carolina. Columbia’s team is actively engaged in the development of mixed-use destinations, regional and neighborhood shopping centers, and single-tenant retail assets throughout the southeastern United States, with a primary geographic focus on the Carolinas. Columbia Development is currently constructing six projects totaling more than one million square feet and has a pre-development pipeline in excess of five million square feet. Columbia’s team has vast experience in the areas of site selection, development, finance, construction and leasing.