GLASSBORO — The Philadelphia-based crab house and sports bar Chickie’s and Pete’s will open a new location on Rowan Boulevard in downtown Glassboro this summer.
The chain has signed a lease to open in 220 Rowan Boulevard — a mixed-use, student and residential housing facility with retail on the first floor. Chickie’s and Pete’s will join restaurant chain Tony Luke’s, as well as Inspira and Cooper health systems and other companies also located inside the building.
The 316,000-square foot building houses more than 550 Rowan University students and more than 50 residents.
“The addition of such a local, iconic sports bar like Chickie’s and Pete’s to Glassboro not only adds excitement and fun to the area, but also helps make our area a destination for sports fans everywhere,” said Glassboro Council President George Cossabone in a statement.
Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016, according to statement from Chickie’s and Pete’s.
“Chickie’s and Pete’s will be a great anchor tenant on Rowan Boulevard, appealing to residents from Glassboro and drawing in patrons from surrounding communities,” said Dante Germano, chief operating officer for Nexus Properties, which developed 220 Rowan Boulevard.
Chickie’s and Pete’s currently has 14 locations across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.