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Federal Realty Signs Restaurant Tenant at Melville Mall

Federal Realty Investment Trust has signed Cava, a growing Mediterranean brand, as the final tenant at its new 15,000-square-foot building at Melville Mall. The restaurant will open this summer at the grocery-anchored power center in the Long Island community of Melville, NY.

Rounding out the restaurant lineup is Lucharitos, a taqueria and tequila bar from Greenport, and Taste of the Orient from Yaas Café, both opening in June. AT&T and a locally owned Club Pilates studio opened in December and Manhattan-based Gregory’s Coffee opens this winter at the property.

“Cava brings a great new healthy lunch option to the area,” said Mark Brennan of Federal. “This new group of tenants expands the variety of options and conveniences that Melville Mall offers the community and continues to make it an essential destination for area residents and workers.”

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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