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Rita's Water Ice will soon open in East Marlborough

EAST MARLBOROUGH—Rita’s Italian Ice & Custard and PureBread Deli will soon open at locations in East Marlborough Township.

Rita’s Italian Ice & Custard signed a new lease for 900 square feet in the Marlborough Square Shopping Center and plans to open in April, 2019. It will be located in the 69,263 square-foot Shopping Center anchored by Giant Food Stores.

PureBread Deli has signed a lease for 2,000 square feet in the Shoppes at Longwood Village off of Route 1 and plans to open in the summer of 2019. The Shoppes at Longwood Village is located at the intersection of East Baltimore Pike and Bayard Road. The 141,940 square-foot Shopping Center is anchored by TJ Maxx, Famous Footwear, Jos. A Bank and Starbucks.

Opening in 2019 at the Shoppes at Longwood Village, formerly the site of Super Fresh, will be Ross Dress for Less, Ulta Beauty, Carter’s/Osh Kosh and Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Store.

Rita's was founded in May 1984 by former Philadelphia firefighter Bob Tumolo with a recipe that he purchased from an elderly neighbor that he then adjusted to enhance the flavors and include real fruit. Rita's originally advertised its product as "water ice", using the colloquial term for what is sometimes called "Italian ice" in other areas of the country.

The leases were made by The Waters Retail Group, a commercial real estate development, management, leasing, and brokerage firm located in Southeast, Pennsylvania. Waters Retail Group manages and leases 25 neighborhood shopping centers throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia. Collectively, it manages over 2.8 million square feet of retail space, catering to the needs of over 380 tenants.

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