Ocean State Job Lot — Courtesy: Jeffery Realty
By Joshua Burd
A discount closeout retailer has expanded its footprint in New Jersey with a recently opened, 31,000-square-foot store in Somerset County, brokers with Jeffery Realty announced.
The chain, Ocean State Job Lot, has taken the space at 3391 Route 27 in the Franklin Park section of Franklin. Its new home, which opened in late November, is part of the recently upgraded Franklin Town Center complex just south of South Middlebush Road.
Shane Wierks and Mike Testa of Jeffery Realty brokered the transaction.
Based in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Ocean State Job Lot is a privately held discount retail chain with 133 stores in New England, New York and New Jersey. The company’s website lists five locations in the Garden State, including the new store in Franklin Park.
Jeffery Realty also announced a separate lease by Jollibee, a Filipino fast food chain, at a roughly 3,000-square-foot former Roy Rogers location at 760 Route 1 in Edison. Wierks joined colleagues Augie Caruso and Steve Battista in brokering the transaction.
At Aviation Plaza, a large power center along Route 1 in Linden, Wierks inked an 8,800-square-foot lease by Bubbles Laundromat. He also noted that Code Ninjas and Quest Diagnostics took two remaining vacancies at Hillsborough Centre, a complex along Route 206, for a combined 3,500 square feet.