Darien, CT – Federal Realty Investment Trust announced that the first phase of residential is now 100% leased and move-ins have begun in the second building at Darien Commons. Currently, Solidcore, Choice Pet and OVME are now open with sweetgreen expected to begin serving customers by the end of the month.
New retail leases have been signed with Sur La Table, Hammer & Nails and Chip City. All three expect to open this year. Overall, the development includes 75,000sf of new retail space along with 122 luxury apartments.
Sur La Table is a retail destination for those passionate about cooking and entertaining, and aims to open in 5,529sf. Hammer & Nails, a luxury men’s grooming shop, will open its second Connecticut location in a 2,609sf space. Chip City, a New York-based cookie bakery, will open its second Connecticut location in a 1,373sf shop.
Previously announced confirmed tenants include dining, takeout, wellness, beauty, and retail providers such as Gregory’s, Molto, Naya, One Medical, Salt + Sweat, Seamore’s, Van Leeuwen and Warby Parker. Darien Commons also features a brand-new 12,000sf Walgreens and a recently renovated Equinox fitness club.
“The property construction phase at Darien Commons is now complete and we are very pleased with reactions from residents, neighbors and our retail partners,” said Patrick McMahon, senior vice president, development for Federal Realty. “The interest in the residential offering has been strong, and we expect to be fully leased by June. As retailers begin opening, we can feel a terrific community energy starting to build.”