By Joshua Burd
A new Trader Joe’s is coming to a well-known shopping center in Denville, under a nearly 15,000-square-foot lease with Retail Properties of America Inc.
The real estate investment trust, the owner of The Shoppes at Union Hill, announced Thursday that the grocery chain is taking 14,500 square feet at the complex along Route 10. Trader Joe’s is backfilling a former Pier 1 Imports store on the west end of the 91,700-square-foot, open-air shopping center and is slated to open this fall, when it will join retailers such as Bluemercury, Starbucks, Banana Republic and others.
The new location will be among nearly 500 Trader Joe’s stores nationwide.
“The Shoppes at Union Hill continues to boast a strong retail and restaurant lineup having unparalleled access and visibility from Route 10,” said Greg Goldberg, a vice president with Retail Properties of America and its and eastern division leasing director. “We’re excited to add a premier grocer like Trader Joe’s who has such a rich history that will further enhance our offering at the center.
“Through our strong relationship with Trader Joe’s and support of the municipality and community, we are able to provide Denville with a sought-after natural grocer.”