Morris Marketplace at 191 East Hanover Ave. in Morris Township — Courtesy: Jeffery Realty
By Joshua Burd
A developer is nearing completion of a new 140,000-square-foot retail and dining property in Morris Township that will be home to some two dozen tenants.
According to Jeffery Realty, the leasing team at Morris Marketplace, Burlington and Lidl will anchor the center at 191 East Hanover Ave., joining other tenants such as Starbucks, Wells Fargo, AT&T, Optimum and Jersey Mike’s Subs. The operators will bring new life to a piece of the former Colgate-Palmolive corporate campus, where plans also include for-sale townhomes and rental homes on an overall 64-acre redevelopment site.
Jeffery Realty’s Steve Battista and William Lenaz have negotiated leases for Morris Marketplace, which covers 20 acres. Other tenants will include Habit Burger, Hand & Stone, European Wax, Restore Wellness, Scenthound, Mattress Warehouse, Taco Bell, Panda Express and Orangetheory Fitness.
Development firm Accurate announced last November that it was partnering with DeVimy Equities on the project. Located across from the William G. Mennen Sports Arena, the site has been a focal point in recent years for officials in Morris County, following Colgate’s announcement in 2013 that it planned to sell the facility after occupying the property for more than 60 years.
Jeffery added that property will also have electric vehicle charging stations, interactive children’s play areas, pocket parks, splash pads, seating areas, outdoor dining and other recreation spaces.