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New Tenants Bring Hines’ Rookwood Commons to 97% Leased

Hines’ Rookwood Commons, a 340,059-square-foot lifestyle center in Cincinnati, will add two new tenants this fall. The lease signings bring Rookwood to 97% leased.

The tenants, Soft Surroundings and BJ’s Brewhouse, are slated to open in early November 2018. Soft Surroundings will open its first Cincinnati location in 4,320 square feet at Rookwood. BJ’s Brewhouse will occupy 7,600 square feet in a newly-constructed building at I-71 and Edmondson Road.

Rookwood Commons and the contiguous Rookwood Pavilion total 600,071 square feet and are collectively known as Rookwood. Hines purchased Rookwood in January 2017, and has implemented several improvements.

“Rookwood serves shoppers from all over Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, including 50,000 students at neighboring University of Cincinnati and Xavier University,” said Kenton McKeehan, head of Hines Retail Resources Group. “We continue to focus on physical and merchandising enhancements at the center, and look forward to welcoming these new best-in-class tenants.”

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