Tower Companies Announces Unleashed by PETCO™ Signs 10-Year Retail Lease at Aspen Hill Shopping Center

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tower Companies announced today that Unleashed by PETCO™, a community pet store introduced by leading pet specialty retailer PETCO, has signed a 10-year lease for 5,550 square feet of retail space at Aspen Hill Shopping Center.  This adds another national retailer to the popular center with over 30 shops and restaurants, including: Giant Foods, CVS, Panera Bread, Chipotle, Five Guys, Hallmark, Dress Barn, My Eye Dr, U.S. Post Office, Next Day Blinds, Sleepy's - The Mattress Professionals, Verizon Go Wireless, and more.

Located at Connecticut Avenue and Aspen Hill Road in Silver Spring, Maryland, Unleashed by PETCO™ offers high-quality pet products and food in a convenient, neighborhood setting, and provides the value, variety and knowledgeable service busy pet parents need to keep their pets healthy and happy.

"Unleashed by PETCO™ adds another niche to this successful Regional Strip Center in Montgomery County. We are very happy that PETCO selected Aspen Hill Shopping Center, adding to an already great retail mix for the Center," said Chuck Wallach, Director of Leasing for The Tower Companies.

The shopping experience at Unleashed by PETCO™ is designed to foster connections between shoppers, their pets and the store's knowledgeable associates. Each store is staffed by knowledgeable local pet lovers who can answer questions on everything from optimum nutrition to exercise recommendations and referrals to neighborhood resources. Stores are currently located in California, Massachusetts, Virginia, the District of Columbia, New York, and now in Maryland.

Andy Feldman of KLNB Retail Services represented the tenant, and Jared Meier of StreetSense represented the owners working with Chuck Wallach, Director of Leasing for The Tower Companies.

About PETCO and the PETCO Foundation

PETCO is a privately held specialty retailer that provides products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. We operate more than 1,000 stores in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a leading pet products and information destination at www.petco.com. Our nonprofit organization, The PETCO Foundation, has raised nearly $70 million since its inception in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support approximately 6,500 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for more than 200,000 adoptable animals every year.

About The Tower Companies

The Tower Companies is a closely held, award winning real estate Development Company founded in 1947, headquartered in Rockville, MD and recently named "2010 Awards of Excellence Development Company of the Year," by Multi Housing News for their corporate green initiatives and outreach.  Tower is EPA certified carbon-neutral and a member of Climate LeadersENERGY STAR and Green Power Partnership programs. Tower has developed 4.5 million square feet of office buildings, office parks, 1,400 apartments, regional malls, residential communities, lifestyle centers, and hotels within the DC area. Of this total, one million square feet are sustainable buildings and another 2.5 million square feet are in the planning stages.


Contact: Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow

The Oliver Group, Inc.

202.494.1977/Direct




SOURCE The Tower Companies



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