Twin City Shopping Center in Jersey City — Courtesy: Levin Management Corp.
By Joshua Burd
A shopping center at the southern edge of Jersey City is set to welcome four new tenants in the coming months as part of an ongoing effort to reposition the property.
Levin Management Corp. announced Friday that construction is underway at a new Taco Bell location at Twin City Shopping Center, a 94,000-square-foot complex at Garfield Avenue and Broadway. The fast food chain will occupy 2,100 square feet, joining existing tenants such as Aqui Market, Retro Fitness, Wendy’s and several others.
Other operators are set to open in the coming months, including Kidz Village, which will occupy 14,000 square feet, and T-Mobile and 1HOURREPAIR.com, which have each taken 1,500 square feet, LMC said. They will follow a new 2,000-square-foot Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen that recently opened.
LMC, the center’s exclusive managing and leasing agent, has taken major steps to reposition the grocery-anchored property. Renovations in recent years have included a new façade, pylon signage, stonework and sidewalk refurbishments to enhance the property’s curb appeal.
“New Jersey is filled with good-news examples of how properties can leverage adaptation to survive and thrive in today’s changing retail environment,” said Matthew K. Harding, the firm’s CEO. “With the right oversight, shopping centers can remain competitive decade after decade. The leasing resurgence we are experiencing at Twin City Shopping Center is a prime example of how forward-looking landlords and operators are successfully ‘rethinking’ properties to keep them relevant and focused on community needs.”
Twin City Shopping Center is just north of the Bayonne border and just off the newly upgraded and reopened Exit 14A of the New Jersey Turnpike. LMC said the center serves a growing residential population of more than 179,000 people within a three-mile radius and is also benefiting from nearby development that is bringing new residents and retailers.