By Joshua Burd
A fitness and personal training business is taking nearly 11,000 square feet at a Hamilton retail center, in the largest of several newly announced leases by R.J. Brunelli & Co.
The brokerage firm represented both parties in the deal at Dover Park Plaza, located in the township’s Yardville section, where Performance Strength Academy will occupy 10,940 square feet. The tenant, whose clients include professional baseball players and Ultimate Fighting Championship contenders, is relocating from nearby Bordentown to the 56,222-square-foot, CVS-anchored center at Sunnybrea Boulevard and Broad Street.
R.J. Brunelli Sales Associate Peter Miller represented both parties, noting that the new facility will open this spring.
Elsewhere in Mercer County, Miller brokered a 1,331-square-foot lease at 2098 Route 1 in Lawrenceville by a franchisee of Vocelli Pizza. The restaurant is also slated to open this spring, joining a franchise network that currently has more than 80 locations in six states.
Meantime, the Old Bridge-based firm announced a 2,235-square-foot lease by Sally Beauty Supply at Veterans Towne Square in Lyndhurst. The chain is moving from Belleville to the 239,400-square-foot center at New York Avenue and Ridge Road, joining the likes of ShopRite, Home Goods, PetSmart and DaVita.
R.J. Brunelli Principal and President Danielle Brunelli represented Sally Beauty Supply in the deal, while Ryan Starkman of Pierson Commercial represented the landlord.
In southern New Jersey, Brunelli represented ownership in a lease at Atlantic City’s Renaissance Plaza, where Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is taking 2,563 square feet. The firm noted Popeyes will take over a space previously occupied by KFC, gaining a location at the intersection of Atlantic and New York avenues, and is slated to open in the third quarter.
“Popeyes will be relocating from their existing street-front location in Atlantic City to benefit from the drive-thru capabilities the Renaissance Plaza site offers,” Brunelli said.
Mia Abdou of RM Friedland represented the fast food chain.