Tropical Smoothie Cafe Continues to Grow at 1117 Perimeter Center West
JLL announced today that Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC will expand its national headquarters into 25,330 square feet of space at 1117 Perimeter Center West in Dunwoody, Ga
Atlanta, GA (February 26, 2019) – JLL announced today that Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC will expand its national headquarters into 25,330 square feet of space at 1117 Perimeter Center West in Dunwoody, Ga.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe® is a leading national fast-casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you smoothies and food with a tropical twist. With more than 720 locations across the U.S., Tropical Smoothie Cafe has experienced rapid growth in recent years, creating the need for a larger support center to service its growing franchisee base. At nearly double the size of its previous space, the deal establishes 1117 Perimeter Center West as Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s headquarters and national Support Center for the next 10 years. Tropical Smoothie Cafe has been a tenant of 1117 Perimeter Center West since 2013 and through this expansion, has become the building’s largest occupier.
"The expansion of our Support Center space will accommodate us as we continue to grow the support functions for a brand with our huge growth opportunity. In 2018 alone, Tropical Smoothie Cafe opened 110 new cafes, and we have 130 new cafe openings planned for 2019," said Charles Watson, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC CEO. "Our Support Center is the heart of our franchise system – a home for franchisees and corporate staff alike – and where our core values of solid relationships, living better, playing to win and creative spirit come to life."
With Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s office expansion, 1117 Perimeter Center West is 89 percent occupied. The 391,422-square-foot building recently underwent a series of renovations including a remodeled fitness center, upgraded conference facilities and updated exterior amenity space, common hallways and elevator cabs. Additionally, the walkable campus features a large, open-air courtyard for tenants to enjoy. Conveniently located in the heart of Atlanta’s Central Perimeter, 1117 Perimeter Center West offers tenants direct access to the city’s major thoroughfares, such as GA-400 and I-285, and is within walking distance to the Dunwoody MARTA station. The property is also located within two-minutes of countless retail, dining and hospitality amenities, including Perimeter Mall.
JLL Senior Vice President David Horne handles leasing at 1117 Perimeter Center West on behalf of the owner. JLL also manages the property. Tropical Smoothie Cafe was represented by Kevin Carroll with CBRE.
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About Tropical Smoothie Café®
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a fast-casual cafe concept inspiring healthier lifestyles across the country, with more than 720 locations nationwide. With snack and meal options for any time of day, Tropical Smoothie Cafe serves better-for-you smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and quesadillas. Upgraded app technology and enhanced mobile ordering capabilities further elevate the digital and dine-in cafe experience and emphasize the brand’s focus on convenience. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades including rankings in QSR’s Best Franchise Deals, Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, Forbes Best Franchises and Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2018, as well as Franchise Times’ Top 200+ and Nation’s Restaurant News’ Fastest Growing Chains in 2018.