Harrison RetailNeyer Properties will begin construction on its Harrison Greene development in mid-July.

Harrison Greene, a mini-lifestyle center, is being developed along Harrison Avenue near Westwood-Northern Boulevard in Green Township. The center will feature a 17,000 square foot retail building fronting Harrison Avenue, with a 30,000 square foot office / medical building behind.

Tom + Chee and First Watch will be joining previously announced Graeters and Dewey’s Pizza at the center. Tom + Chee’s and First Watch’s spaces will feature outdoor patios for patrons. The four retailers anticipate an April 1, 2015 opening. Approximately 4,200 square feet remains available for lease at the center.

“Dewey’s and Graeters have a similar layout in West Chester,” said Jeff Chamot, Land Development Manager at Neyer Properties.

“We started with that concept and improved upon it with the common areas of the development.” The common areas will feature a patio with seating, music, WiFi, and a fountain. “We are offering people an atmosphere for people to relax and enjoy themselves,” said Chamot.

This mini-lifestyle concept is one of the items that drew Tom + Chee to Harrison Greene. “We like that the center will be a pedestrian friendly gathering place environment featuring a variety of guest amenities. The private patio is a perfect option for our guests that would like to dine outdoors,” said Tom + Chee President Dave Krikorian. Harrison Greene will be TOM + CHEE’s first suburban Cincinnati location.

This will be the first location on the West Side for Dewey’s. “Fans of Dewey’s Pizza have been requesting a West Side restaurant for several years and we’ve been looking for the right location,” said Joe Schlotman of Dewey’s Pizza. “This development is ideal for a new Dewey’s Pizza because it’s integrated into the neighborhood and is pedestrian friendly.”

“Harrison Greene offered us an opportunity to expand our presence on the west side of the market,” said First Watch Chief Marketing Officer Chris Tomasso. The Harrison Green location will be First Watch’s tenth Cincinnati-area restaurant. Tomasso said that the company is continuing to seek out locations for further expansion.

Neyer purchased the land for this development from Green Township and received a TIF for the infrastructure work at the site.

In addition to the neighborhoods that surround the retail center, the uptick in medical in the area has significantly increased the demand for restaurants.

“The Harrison Greene project is the catalyst of what residents have been asking now for several years – quality restaurants and specialized retailing,” said Tony Rosiello, Chairman of the Green Township Board of Trustees’. “The Neyer Properties state-of-the-art building and its quality tenants has set a very high-bar to others to emulate.”

Financing for the project is provided by Wesbanco. Frank Raeon of Townmark is the leasing agent for the retail portion of the development.