Hamilton Plaza in Hamilton
By Joshua Burd
A new Goodwill Industries store is coming to a highly trafficked shopping center in Hamilton, under a lease arranged by Vantage Commercial.
In a news release, the brokerage firm said the organization’s southern New Jersey and Philadelphia chapter will occupy 20,400 square feet at Hamilton Plaza. The nonprofit will backfill a former A.C. Moore space, operating alongside Shoprite, Petco, Texas Roadhouse and other national retailers at Route 33 and Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, as it looks to accommodate its high sales volume and a growing demand for stores in higher demographic regions.
Vantage Commercial CEO and President Leor Hemo worked closely with Michael Shaw, chief operating officer of Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, to secure the space. Sidney Singer and Ed Vasconcellos III of Levin Management Corp. represented ownership at the 175,500-square-foot shopping center.
“We are confident that Michael Shaw and Goodwill Industries will be very successful in Hamilton Township,” Hemo said. “They are excited to enter this new market and to continue to grow. We are happy that we were able to locate the right retail space to help them accomplish their goals.”
Goodwill, which provides job training and career services funded by sales in its retail stores, will benefit from a location at a busy intersection in Mercer County.
“Hamilton Plaza has long been a premier local shopping and dining destination,” Vasconcellos said. “Tenants are drawn here by the accessible location and strong mix of retailers, restaurants and service providers. For Goodwill, the availability of a ‘retail-ready’ space made the opportunity even more attractive.
“The Goodwill Store not only will be a great new shopping option for the Hamilton-area community — it will provide an opportunity for community members to support a worthy charitable organization.”