Divaris Real Estate Hampton Roads Represents Domoishi in Two Leases
Aeri Jai Acts as National Master Broker; 17 Sites Secured in Mid-Atlantic

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (January 8, 2020) — Divaris Real Estate, Inc. (DRE) announces the completion of two transactions totaling 3,807 square feet of leased retail space in Virginia.


Lease Transactions


Domoishi leased 2,204 square feet of retail space in The Standard student apartment building located at 853 West Main Street in Charlottesville, Virginia.   The anticipated opening date for this restaurant is October 2020.


Domoishi leased 1,600 square feet of retail space in Red Mill Walk located at 2217 Upton Drive in Virginia Beach.   This restaurant is expected to open in June 2020.   Aeri Jai represented the tenant in both lease negotiations.


Domoishi, which translates from Japanese as “very delicious,” is a fast-casual, Asian-fusion chain that specializes in fresh ramen sourced from Japan, Hawaiian poke bowls, savory Korean-style chicken wings and bubble tea from Taiwan.  “Healthy, delicious and speedy,” are how Domoishi describes itself.   Its food is also accessible as delivery can be facilitated by Uber Eats, Postmates, GrubHub and DoorDash.


The company’s plans include opening as many as five locations in Richmond and later, additional expansion in Northern Virginia and Maryland.  After securing 11 sites in 2019, Aeri Jai, senior associate in the retail division of Divaris Real Estate expects to top that number in 2020.


“We have eight locations already in the pipeline for 2020,” according to Jai.  “Additional sites are being considered in the Short Pump, VCU and Petersburg areas of Richmond; near CNU in Newport News, the Pembroke section of Virginia Beach, Battlefield Boulevard corridor in Chesapeake, Fredericksburg and a second Charlottesville location off Route 29.”


Patrons at Domoishi customize poke bowls with sushi rice, brown rice or spring mix and proteins including tofu, chicken, shrimp, raw salmon and raw or spicy tuna.  They can top that off with avocado, mango, cucumber, seaweed salad, edamame, raw fish egg or crab salad.  Non-spicy, mild or hot sauces including citrus mango, dancing eel, house poke, ginger sesame, yum yum, yuzu lite, ponzo jalapeno, sriracha mayo and sweet wasabi are available.  If that’s not enough, garnishes include fried onion, garlic crisp, roasted seaweed and nori sesame.


Ramens come with bean sprouts, edamame, fish cakes, boiled egg, sweet corn and green onion.  The broth options are shoyu (soy), tonkotsu (pork), miso or chicken.  Proteins include tofu, pork, chicken, or a combo of shrimp and crabmeat.


Choices for drinks include ten boba tea flavors, eight smoothies and six frappes.  Fried Korean-style chicken wings and appetizers like beef gyozas, spring rolls, shrimp tempura or shumai and Takoyaki (octopus balls) round out the menu.


The following is a list of Domoishi’s sites, location sizes and opening dates:



Square Feet Opening Date Property Name Property Address City State
2,202 Open Rockville Town Center 201 East Middle Lane Rockville MD
2,204 Oct. 2020 The Standard at UVA 853 W Main St Charlottesville VA
9,330 Jan. 2020 Brandy Hill Plaza 7055 Mechanicsville Turnpike Mechanicsville VA
2,000 Feb. 2020 Shops at the Arboretum 9101 Midlothian Turnpike Richmond VA
7,768 Feb. 2020 Chesterfield Meadows 6443 Centralia Rd Chesterfield VA
6,605 Open Patriot Plaza 3044 Richmond Rd Williamsburg VA
1,646 Open DW Center 412 Denbigh Blvd Newport News VA
Open Sushi King building 11883 Jefferson Ave Newport News VA
1,600 March 2020 Peninsula Town Center 2870 Kilgore Avenue Hampton VA
1,400 Feb. 2020 6216 College Drive 6216 College Drive Suffolk VA
1,545 May 2020 Suffolk Plaza 882 N Main St Suffolk VA
1,368 Feb. 2020 Chesapeake Square Place 2400 Chesapeake Square Ring Road Chesapeake VA
1,200 Open Wells Fargo Building 420 Monticello Ave Norfolk VA
1,700 Open Kempsriver Center 5394 Kemps River Drive Virginia Beach VA
1,100 Open Buckner Retail Center 3545 Buckner Boulevard Virginia Beach VA
1,418 Open Marketplace at Hilltop 729 First Colonial Road Virginia Beach VA
1,600 June 2020 Red Mill Walk 2217 Upton Drive Virginia Beach VA


About Divaris Real Estate

Divaris Real Estate, Inc. (http://www.divaris.com/) is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA with offices in Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke, VA; Charlotte, NC; Beverly Hills, CA; and Washington, DC.  Divaris Real Estate and Divaris Property Management Corp. are divisions of The Divaris Group, an international real estate brokerage and property management company that currently manages and/or leases over 31 million square feet of prime office, retail and industrial space from New Jersey to Florida. Gerald S. Divaris is Chairman of the Board, and Michael B. Divaris is President of Divaris Real Estate, Inc.

Divaris Real Estate is a member of Realty Resources, (http://www.realtyresources.org/) a national group of independent retail property brokers and managers, covering 91 major markets throughout the U.S.  DRE is also the Virginia affiliate for The CORE Network, (http://www.corenetworkcre.org/) a national group of office and industrial brokers with affiliates throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe. These organizations represent corporate and institutional clients, tenants and buyers in all aspects of leasing, development, management, sales and acquisitions.