Southwood Shopping Center on Route 45 in West Deptford — Courtesy: Vantage Commercial
By Joshua Burd
The owner of a soon-to-be-updated shopping center in Gloucester County has secured five new tenants for the property, according to a team with Vantage Commercial.
In a news release, the brokerage and property management firm said Gemelle Salon and Ivy Rehab will each occupy some 2,500 square feet at Southwood Shopping Center on Route 45 in West Deptford. Juice, smoothie and health food store Fruggie Too has committed to 1,600 square feet within the courtyard section of the 83,000-square-foot retail center, while cheesesteak shop Whit or Whitout and Certa Pro Painters each took 1,200 square feet.
The activity follows the 2021 sale of Southwood Shopping Center. Vantage Commercial represented an undisclosed seller at the time, noting that its client had owned the property for more than 60 years.
Corinne Giletto, director of client services, and Andrea Hannigan, property manager, said they are now working alongside the new owner to lease up the remaining vacancies. The development group is slated to start remodeling the center in the next few months, with plans calling for modern exterior design concepts that will increase the aesthetic appeal of the center and its functionality, such as a new elevation for the façade, brick columns and crisp exterior colors.
Existing tenants include Abbey Carpets, Family Dollar, Sherwin Williams, Old Towne Music, Orange Cleaners, Bank of America, a Barber Shop and Riverside Urgent Care.