By Joshua Burd
Dollar Tree has leased more than 44,000 square feet across four locations in New Jersey as part of its latest round of expansion in the state, brokerage firm R.J. Brunelli & Co. LLC announced.
In the largest transaction, the dollar store chain took 15,000 square feet at the Linden Square Shopping Center on West Saint Georges Avenue in Linden, R.J. Brunelli said in a news release. Danielle Brunelli, president and principal of the Old Bridge-based firm, completed each transaction on behalf of Dollar Tree, while Ripco Real Estate served as a co-broker on the lease.
The chain will occupy a former National Wholesale Liquidators space in Linden, with plans calling for the store to open in July.
R.J. Brunelli, which represents the chain statewide, also completed a 9,764-square-foot lease at Hamilton Plaza, a 151,000-square-foot complex on White Horse Pike and Kuser Road. Metro Commercial co-brokered the deal for the new location, which will backfill part of a former Kmart store and will open in October.
The Denville lease, which was co-brokered by Bill Schlossman of Castle Real Estate Services, will bring Dollar Tree to a 9,600-square-foot space at 559 East Main St., which is adjacent to an NJ Transit station, the news release said. The chain, which expects to open in October, will absorb a portion of a space previously occupied by a Foodtown supermarket.
Dollar Tree has also leased 10,000 square feet at 1360 Hurffville Road in Deptford, where it will share an outparcel building with Auto Zone. Keith Seymour of Equity Retail Brokers co-brokered the lease.