October 22, 2007 03:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Closes Three Additional Locations in Delray Beach, Boca Raton & Pembroke Pines, FL

BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Athan “Tom” Prakas, president/broker of The Prakas Group, Inc., a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in restaurants and hospitality properties, has announced the firm has been named exclusive Florida broker for Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and their expansion into the southeastern region of the United States. Prakas and Randy O’Donnell, franchise restaurant sales and tenant representation specialist, will represent the restaurant in its search for new sites.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, with headquarters in Aventura, FL, presently has locations in Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Weston, Plantation, Palm Beach Gardens and Coral Springs, FL. Anthony Bruno, founder of famed Anthony’s Runway 84 and Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, along with partners football great Dan Marino and Ben Novello, former president of Outback Steakhouse, plan to open 12-14 additional locations in the next 12 months including three that were recently brokered by The Prakas Group in Delray Beach and Boca Raton, and Pembroke Pines. Tom Prakas says, “We’re excited to represent Anthony’s on an exclusive basis and to help them grow in South Florida. After procuring the sites in the tri-county area, we’ll expand to the markets of Naples/Bonita Springs, Stuart and Martin County, Orlando and Tampa over the next few years.”

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza‘s unique concept includes using eight-hundred degree coal-burning ovens, which cooks pizza in just four minutes, giving the pizza a “well-done” flavor, thus the chain’s slogan, “Our Pizza is Well Done.”

Tom Prakas was responsible for the following recent lease transactions for two additional Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizzas:

Delray Beach, FL – 4,000 SF lease of retail space from property owner Burt Handelsman at 115 NE 6th Ave. (Federal Highway), Delray Beach, FL. Mr. Prakas represented the lessee. The lessor represented themselves. December 1, 2007 is the estimated occupancy date. The restaurant lease is valued at $850,000.

Boca Raton, FL – 3,000 SF lease of retail space from property owner Woolbright Development within the newly remodeled Shops at Boca Grove located at 21609 Powerline Rd., Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Prakas represented the lessee. The lessor represented themselves. Estimated occupancy is December 1, 2007. The lease is valued at $900,000.

Randy O’Donnell handled the lease for a third Anthony’s location in Pembroke Pines:

Pembroke Pines, FL – 2,805 SF lease of retail space from owner Pembroke Lakes Square, LCC at Pembroke Lakes Square retail center, 11037 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL. Mr. O’Donnell represented the lessee. The lessor was represented by Joe Carosella, Retail Property Group, Inc. Estimated occupancy is summer of 2008. The lease is valued at $1.25 million.

“Anthony’s will thrive in these three superb locations,” says O’Donnell. “The downtown Delray site has great visibility just off Atlantic Avenue and is surrounded by shops and restaurants. In Boca Raton, the restaurant will benefit from a centrally located retail center with popular anchors that help draw additional traffic to the site.” O’Donnell continues, “Pembroke Pines has become one of the most heavily populated areas of Broward County. The area has a well-balanced mix of retail, office and residential. The new Anthony’s site is perfectly situated in a high visibility area with great traffic flow…at the `Main and Main’ of the Pembroke Pines area.”

The Prakas Group, Inc., established in 2000, provides brokerage services for restaurant, nightclub and commercial properties throughout all of Florida’s metropolitan areas and strategically located properties throughout the country. Other clients of The Prakas Group include The Falcone Group, Boca Tanning Club, Danny DeVito of DeVito’s South Beach, Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa, David Manero Restaurants, Johnny Rockets, Rodney Mayo, Tarpon Bend Restaurants, Gotham City, and Mama Mia’s, just to name a few.

The company is located at 705 East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL, and at 7380 Sand Lake in Orlando. For more information, contact The Prakas Group at (561) 368-0003, or visit the company’s website at www.prakasgroup.com.

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