FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— May 6, 2014
Contact: Jill Guth
Director of Commercial Leasing/Marketing
505 S Fifth, Champaign, IL 61820
JSM Announces second Caffe Bene store to be located at Campus Center
CHAMPAIGN, IL—Caffe Bene, Korea’s largest coffee franchise, is expanding its presence on campus by signing another long term lease with Champaign based developer, JSM, for their second location at 524 E. Green Street in Champaign. Caffe Bene will occupy over 3,000 square feet on the first floor of Campus Center, JSM’s latest development on the former site of City of Champaign Parking Lot J.
Caffe Bene is Korea’s largest coffee franchise, surpassing Starbucks in South Korea, which has nearly 500 outlets. Concentrated in its home market, Caffe Bene has more than 1,300 cafes globally, with 283 in China, 87 in the United States, and five in the Philippines.
The new Caffe Bene location at Campus Center will be the third location in Illinois and second in Champaign-Urbana. Caffe Bene opened their first location in the area last month at Gregory Place East in Urbana.
“We are excited to once again partner with Caffe Bene at Campus Center,” stated Jill Guth, director of commercial leasing & marketing for JSM. “This high end European style coffeehouse replicates a library inspired design that will complement the Marriott TownPlace Suites hotel and other surrounding retail.”
Campus Center along with the Marriott TownPlace Suites hotel and first floor retail is scheduled to open summer 2015.
For more information on Caffe Bene, visit www.caffebeneusa.com.
About Campus Center
Campus Center, located at 524 E. Green Street in Champaign, Illinois, is the latest mixed-use development from Champaign based developer, JSM. Located on the former site of City of Champaign Parking Lot J, Campus Center will include two six-story towers containing a 95 guest room Mariott TownPlace Suites hotel, 88 apartments, and over 11,000 square feet of retail space. The development will also include a four-story parking deck containing 176 parking spaces. For more information on Campus Center, visit www.jsmcommercial.com.
JSM, a family owned property development and management company based in Champaign, Illinois, owns over 1,400 student apartments near the University of Illinois and Illinois State University campuses as well as 450,000 square feet of commercial space. For more information, visit www.jsmliving.com.
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