Three loooonnngg awaited stores along Berlin-Cross Keys Road opened in the last month! Royal Farms opened TWO stores with Berlin opening just days ago, and Johnson Road opening last month! The Aldi Supermarket set up shop behind the Panera Bread/Wendy's stores at the Acme/Shop-rite intersection! Three Supermarkets at the intersection, plus Wawa and Target are close by!
One month ago today, Shana's Wild Fig Restaurant opened on the Black Horse Pike in the Historic Blackwood Downtown district. Owner Shana Mastranduono is so local she grew up in Blackwood and is a Highland High School graduate!! Shana has a very diverse culinary background and she carries that into her regularly changing menu. Italian, American, Mexican, Asian and more... she loves to bring her creativity to her dishes.
The core of this post is actually a 7 minute video overview of the two big projects at the Deptford Mall (Dick's Sporting Goods, Round 1), and the new building being developed at the Gloucester Premium Outlets in Blackwood (Dave & Busters).
Fashion Retailer Forever 21 has filed for bankruptcy and put together a list of 178 stores they plan on closing. Deptford Mall, Cherry Hill Mall, and Hamilton Mall are on the list but there is a lot of hope they remain open. Company officials seem confident better lease deals can be negotiate. The status of the planned Gloucester Premium Outlets location in Blackwood is unknown at this time.
A 180 unit townhome development has started lot clearing behind the Lowe's and Target stores on Berlin-Cross Keys Rd in Gloucester Township. The properties were originally approved in 2014, and are just being developed now.
Popeyes Chicken locations around the country are being overwhelmed with customers trying to get a taste of the new chicken sandwich, including our Blackwood, Turnersville and Lawnside stores! The craziness is because... well word is, it's good enough to hang with (or beat) the Chik-Fil-A sandwich. In our area traffic is backing out on to the highways! We have our video experience review on YouTube!