The Ross Dress for Less location in Glassboro NJ opened this past Saturday (Oct 24th). They join a recently opened (relocated) Big Lots store. The third new store for the repurposed Collegetown K-Mart building is a Lidl Grocery, and there doesn't seem to be much construction activity inside.
Factory Donuts started out as a Philadelphia based, cake-style custom crafted donut shop, and they are expanding their presence with a new location in Washington Twp. The new store will be located in the Fries Mill Plaza, in the right side of the building which at one time was home to a Rite-Aid. The old drive-thru window is still there, and 42 Freeway has a message in to Factory Donuts to see if they plan on using that window for Donut orders.
To make the location even clearer for many, it is directly across from Verchio’s Produce!
A “hat-tip” to readers Kenny VP and Dean J for bring this to my attention (the store has an announcement banner on the front. Not all of my stories require Sherlock Holmes investigative efforts! ha)
The Factory Donut site states that the founders have 20 years experience owning franchises, and wanted to move into owning their own concept. They have a Mayfair Philadelphia store open, have announced 4 locations are coming (including Turnersville), and have 13 more in development!
The donuts are made to order “cake” donut, handcrafted by dipping them into your choice of icing, and finishing with a variety of toppings. They also serve their own brand of delicious coffee.
From their website:
Heather’s passion for cooking and baking for their family and friends led her to start making homemade desserts. One of her most complimented desserts was the fresh, hot, homemade donuts. Each and every time we made these donuts for our family and friends the reaction was always the same, “WOW, these are delicious, when can we come over again for more donuts”? They decided it was time to take their skills they had developed from operating successful franchises and create their own concept from inside their home to the city of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia.
This part of Washington Township is in the start of a growth spurt as nearby the new Washington Square development is mostly open, bringing new residents to the area. These new consumers can jump start commercial projects in the area, such as PetCheck, new stores planned for the theater area, and a possible Royal Farms.
Not too far from the new Factory Donuts location is Mama Buntz, located in the PJ Whelihan’s center next to Jefferson Hospital.
Fries Mill Plaza
245 Fries Mill Road
Turnersville, NJ 08039