Retail refresh: Expansion by grocers, big boxes spurring major updates of New Jersey shopping centers

As supermarkets and other anchor tenants look to expand their reach in New Jersey, landlords are accommodating them with renovated shopping centers that are likely to help attract new retailers to those properties.

Sprucing it up

New Jersey is largely built out, at least as far as the best locations are concerned, meaning redevelopment is often the only option. That’s driving a series of new investments by shopping center owners that have secured new deals with supermarkets and other big-box tenants. Those landlords are now renovating their assets in conjunction with the new anchor leases, which figures to help attract new retailers to those properties.

LMC: New ShopRite store, center-wide upgrades coming to Blue Star on Route 22

ShopRite is getting a new home at Blue Star Shopping Center in Watchung, under a major redevelopment of the prominent 420,000-square-foot property on Route 22.

Five Guys location under new ownership, renegotiates lease at Route 22 shopping center

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.

LMC inks four renewals with Dollar Tree at New Jersey, Pennsylvania centers

Levin Management Corp. has completed four lease renewals with Dollar Tree, accounting for more than 40,000 square feet of activity in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Watchung shopping center welcomes beauty supply store

A beauty supply retailer has opened a new store inside the Blue Star Shopping Center in Watchung, Levin Management Corp. announced.