Hartford Corners at Route 130 and Hartford Road in Delran — Courtesy: Levin Management Corp.
By Joshua Burd
ShopRite has expanded its footprint at a Burlington County shopping center, in one of three recent transactions at the property by Levin Management Corp.
The leasing and management team announced last week that the grocery chain has taken another 6,250 square feet at Hartford Corners in Delran, where it now has a total of 70,600 square feet. The operator, one of the original tenants at the 19-year-old complex at Route 130 and Hartford Road, will use the space for its selection of fresh, ready-made meal offerings and its click-and-collect shopping service, ShopRite from Home.
“Our goal remains steadfast in always striving to provide an environment that accommodates tenants as their needs evolve,” said LMC’s Sidney Singer, vice president of leasing, who negotiated the lease expansion on behalf of the property’s ownership. “This expansion is a great example of how even essential, Internet-resistant retail categories are evolving to serve changing consumer shopping preferences. Hartford Corners provides a flexible environment that enables tenants to be creative and succeed, and we are pleased to accommodate ShopRite’s needs.”
LMC announced the deal alongside the addition of Exit 4 Private Escape Rooms, a growing New Jersey franchise that launched its first locations in Collingswood and Glassboro in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Kendal Hand-Freda and Fred Younkin, LMC leasing representatives, arranged the 1,700-square-foot lease, with Patricia AmecAngelo of CBRE representing the tenant.
“Entertainment tenants like Exit 4 Private Escape Rooms bring added value to a retail property by providing consumers with the opportunity to shop, dine and have fun all in one convenient location,” Hand-Freda said. “This is something completely new and different for Hartford Corners — and it’s sure to be well received by the community.”
Franchisees Mike and Lauren Seno own the new Delran location, where participants are placed inside a room and have 60 minutes to solve the task at hand using the clues and puzzles hidden throughout.
“This is a concept that’s fun for people of all ages, and no special skills are required in order to participate,” Lauren Seno said.
In the third deal, Saladworks has extended its lease after a decade at Hartford Corners, LMC said. The lease agreement, formerly tied to Saladworks corporate, is now a direct contract with the location’s franchisee, a successful local operator.
Other tenants at Hartford Corners include Staples, Planet Fitness, Dooney’s Pub & Restaurant, Mattress Firm, Virtua Urgent Care and Five Below among several others, while Lowes serves as a shadow anchor. The complex serves a growing population of 240,000 people a five-mile radius.