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Burger restaurant, 1st retail store coming to The Banks

A new burger restaurant and a tumbler retailer are the two newest tenants to sign deals locating at The Banks, planners for the mixed-use Downtown destination said Thursday.

BurgerFi, which launched in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2011, will occupy a 3,500-square-foot space at The Banks. It will be the restaurant chain’s first Southwest Ohio location.

Tervis, an insulated drinkware manufacturer, will occupy a more than 1,000-square-foot space. It will be the company’s second Ohio location and 42nd nationwide.

Both establishments will open this year and operate on East Freedom Way in the former space for The Wine Guy.

Laura Griffin, an associate with Nashville, Tennessee-based real estate investment firm Nicol Investment, owner of The Banks’ Phase I development, said the company is excited about adding two “dynamic, fast growing retailers to our roster.”

“Our pipeline continues to be very active, and we’re encouraged to kick off 2016 with two tenant additions that will have great appeal with local residents and visitors alike,” she said in a statement.

BurgerFi is known for its Angus burgers as well as its fries, frozen custard, signature hot dogs and craft beer. The restaurant, founded in 2011, was recognized in the Top 50 “Movers & Shakers” by

Tervis, which has been producing items in the United States since 1946, will offer a variety of drinkware designs.

“We are excited to have found an optimal location in the Cincinnati market,” Chad Blankenship, head of Tervis Stores, said in a statement. “Entering into The Banks puts us in between two great stadiums and will allow us to really show off what great partnerships we have with the Cincinnati teams.”

Atlanta-based Carter & Associates and the Dawson Co. are The Banks’ master developers. Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate is responsible for leasing the space. Nicol Investment bought buildings featuring nearly 300 apartments and retail space at The Banks in 2013.