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Besito Mexican planning first location in the state

TAMPA, Fla. (August 6, 2014) -- WestShore Plaza officials are pleased to announce Besito Mexican will open its first Florida location and sixth restaurant nationwide at the center later this year. Besito Mexican will join the center’s list of popular restaurants with a 7,500 square-foot space at the front of the property facing West Shore Boulevard.

“Rated excellent by The New York Times and a 2014 Diner’s Choice winner from OpenTable, we are extremely pleased to welcome Besito Mexican to WestShore Plaza,” said Jay Botsch, general manager of WestShore Plaza. “Besito Mexican is a premier brand, consistent with our current mix of upscale dining, entertainment and retail.

Besito Mexican, offering authentic Mexican cuisine, hacienda style interiors and exceptional service, was developed by famed restaurateur John Tunney III. Tunney is responsible for some of the most successful restaurant properties in New York, Las Vegas and Atlantic City and is known for his acute attention to the guest experience -- offering not only outstanding food, but also a taste of the culture behind the cuisine.

He currently operates locations in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The WestShore Plaza location will be open for lunch and dinner with outdoor dining, providing a full menu and bar that offers more than 75 tequilas.

About WestShore Plaza
WestShore Plaza is anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears and Dick’s Sporting Goods and is located at the corner of West Shore and Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa. Along with over 120 specialty shops and AMC Theatres, WestShore Plaza features exclusive dining options Maggiano’s Little Italy, Mitchell’s Fish Market, and Seasons 52 as well as PF Chang’s China Bistro and Grimaldi’s Coal Oven Pizzeria. For more information about WestShore Plaza, please visit WestShore Plaza is open Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. WestShore Plaza is owned and managed by Glimcher Realty Trust.

About Glimcher Realty Trust
Glimcher Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of retail properties, including mixed use, open-air and enclosed regional malls as well as outlet centers. Glimcher Realty Trust’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GRT.” Glimcher Realty Trust’s Series G, Series H, and Series I preferred shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols “GRTPRG,” “GRTPRH,” and “GRTPRI,” respectively. Glimcher Realty Trust is a component of both the Russell 2000® Index, representing small cap stocks, and the Russell 3000® Index, representing the broader market. Glimcher® is a registered trademark of Glimcher Realty Trust.

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