Lewis Zlotnick, president of Woodmont Properties, joins Stephen Santola, the firm’s executive vice president and general counsel, at Woodmont Metro at Metuchen Station. — Photo by Mary Iuvone for Real Estate NJ
By Joshua Burd
Woodmont Properties is touting the lease-up of 273 new apartments in Metuchen, while also marking the addition of three retailers to the mixed-use project.
The developer on Monday announced that the residential component of the project, Woodmont Metro at Metuchen Station, is now fully leased. Meantime, the community’s European-style shopping plaza, The Shops at Woodmont Metro, has welcomed Dean’s Café, Olive Press Eatery and Hot Yoga Revolution to its ground-floor retail space.
Located at Pearl and New streets, the luxury property is only steps from an NJ Transit rail stop and has been the most high-profile redevelopment in the borough in decades.
“We’re thrilled with the momentum we’ve experienced at Woodmont Metro and honored to be able to celebrate the success of the community alongside the town of Metuchen,” said Stephen Santola, executive vice president and general counsel of Woodmont Properties. “We’re also excited for the increased interest in The Shops at Woodmont Metro. From the beginning, we have been searching for the right mix of tenants to create an active vibe within the public plaza area. The demand from potential new retail tenants seems to confirm our approach.”
SLIDESHOW: Inside Woodmont Metro at Metuchen Station
All photos by Mary Iuvone for Real Estate NJ
In a news release, Woodmont said Dean’s Cafe offers gourmet coffees, a juice bar and grab ‘n’ go meals. The shop also expects to attract local artists and musicians to perform in the market.
The other new eatery, Olive Press Eatery, offers authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, personalized cooking lessons, cookbooks and other distinctive merchandise, Woodmont said. For Hot Yoga Revolution, Woodmont Metro is its second location.
The community features a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments and amenities such as a rooftop terrace, fitness center and game room with sports bar and billiards table. Other offerings include an indoor pet spa, a courtyard swimming pool, outdoor fireplace and barbeque grilling areas, along with the borough’s downtown shops and restaurants.
The property’s first phase opened for leasing in fall 2016.
“Since the early stages of development, we knew that we would be able to create something special in the heart of downtown Metuchen,” said Lewis Zlotnick, president of Woodmont Properties. “As we celebrate this milestone, and welcome new retailers to the community, we are especially proud of this fabulous community and the resident living experience in a very attractive, walkable, transit-oriented town.”