JMF Properties and RD Management LLC are planning a December delivery for a new 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station property at their 19-acre Cedar Village complex at 230 East Hanover Ave. in Hanover Township — Courtesy: JMF Properties
By Joshua Burd
Partners JMF Properties and RD Management LLC have broken ground on a new 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station property in Hanover Township.
Slated for completion in December, the project will be among the latest additions to the firms’ 19-acre Cedar Village complex anchored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. The new store at 230 East Hanover Ave. will be 4,000 square feet and adjacent to a gas canopy with eight pumps, offering a total of 16 fueling positions, including diesel fuel.
Self-service air and vacuum will also be on site.
“This brand new 7-Eleven will provide Morris County residents with a convenient new option for their shopping and fueling needs,” said Joe Forgione, JMF Properties’ founder and principal. “Along with our partner, RD Management, we identified 7-Eleven as a business that would thrive in this location and contribute a desired service to local residents and motorists, including visitors to Mennen Arena as well as contractors and other professionals who make frequent trips to Lowe’s. We’re thrilled to announce this groundbreaking and look forward to the success of the business for many years to come.”
The new 7-Eleven is rising on property once owned by aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman, the firm noted, adding that it was vacated in 1985 and remained vacant until the JMF and RD team remediated the site and created the Cedar Village retail center. Lowe’s opened its doors to customers in 2019.
Additionally, the partners said 7-Eleven will bring another service to an affluent, heavily traveled thoroughfare that connects Hanover Township to Morris Plains, Florham Park, Morristown and other local communities, as well as Route 24, Route 202 and Interstate 287. It is across the street from Mennen Sports Arena, a popular Morris County recreation and sports destination with three indoor ice rinks.
“We are excited to bring such a well-liked national tenant to the market on a full scale with eight gas pumps in addition to a freestanding convenience store,” said Richard Birdoff, principal and president of RD Management. “The new location on East Hanover Avenue will allow for easy access to the community and those traveling on Routes 202 and 287.”