By Joshua Burd
A developer has signed a fuel and food retailer as its first tenant at a planned 26,000-square-foot shopping center in Marlton, the company announced Tuesday.
The landlord, RD Management LLC, said it leased 5,166 square feet to Royal Farms at what will be known as Sunbird Plaza. The soon-to-be constructed complex, located at the intersection of Route 73 and Sunbird Drive, has a projected opening of spring 2017.
Royal Farms is a successful Maryland-based chain that offers gasoline and diesel fuel, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, RD Management said in a news release. The chain operates 167 stores and is expanding into South Jersey.
“We’re pleased with the progress of this new development that’s perfectly positioned in a busy area of South Jersey, surrounded by complementary retail shops and centers,” Richard Birdoff, principal and president of RD Management, said in a prepared statement. “Royal Farms’ food and fuel concept is the first of several new tenants to join Sunbird Plaza, and we’re eager to announce those along with the center’s official opening date to the community in the coming months.”
Sunbird Plaza sits next to Target and the highly trafficked Willow Ridge Shopping Center, the firm said. It is one of more than 200 properties in RD Management’s national portfolio.