Blue Star Shopping Center on Route 22 in Watchung — Courtesy: Levin Management Corp.
By Tina Traster
A Five Guys location at Watchung’s Blue Star Shopping Center is under new ownership and has renegotiated its lease, according to Levin Management Corp., the leasing and managing agent for the 420,000-square-foot property on Route 22.
E.J. Moawad, LMC senior leasing representative, arranged the 2,500-square-foot transaction, while Stanton Brown at MSC represented the fast-casual burger restaurant.
“Blue Star Shopping Center shoppers have appreciated the presence of Five Guys since it opened here in 2007,” Moawad said. “A leader in the fast-casual segment, this popular brand strengthens the property’s appeal for neighborhood dining, retail and services. We look forward to working together with Five Guys’ new ownership for many years to come.”
Anchored by ShopRite, Kohl’s, Marshalls and Michaels, Blue Star Shopping Center’s tenant lineup includes Dollar Tree, The Children’s Place, Sally Beauty, American Freight and Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa. The center’s dining mix also includes TGI Friday’s, Wendy’s and Arby’s.
Retail availabilities at Blue Star Shopping Center, located along Route 22 between Terrill and Bonnie Burn roads, range from 1,200 to 40,000 square feet.
Tina Traster is a freelance writer and the editor of Rockland County Business Journal. She is also a former business writer for Crain’s New York Business, real estate writer for the New York Post and staffer at the Bergen Record.