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Lots of things happening in the Delsea Drive Commercial Corridor of Glassboro!   As we previously reported, the former K-Mart building is being transformed into 3 new major tenants; LIDL, Big Lots and Ross Dress For Less!  The first store scheduled to open is Big Lots, which is relocating from across the street.  They posted an opening date of October 1st.  

Big Lots and Ross

Big Lots sits in the center of the completely redesigned storefront of the former K-Mart and is the first to open.  From our perspective, the next in line to open is the Ross store (on the right end).  While the Ross signage is not up, it appears the interior construction is complete and workers are readying the store for an early Fall opening. They are advertising for positions.

LIDL, Chase & Chipotle

The store with the longer lead time… and probably the most anticipated… is LIDL grocery.  We peeked into the windows today and they still have a lot of interior work to do.  Metal framing studwalls can be seen, unfinished floors.  It’s possible that this portion of the construction can move fast, but after that all of the store shelving, refrigerators, bakery ovens etc have to be brought in… as well as the merchandise.  We think and hope they will be open for the Holiday season, but can’t find any dates from LIDL

In the parking lot of the same Collegetown Shopping Center is a new Chase Bank, which is rapidly taking shape.  The core structure of the building is standing, and workers were busy on a nice fall Saturday finishing up the non-brick portions of the facade.  Chase is on a growth spurt in our area, increasing their retail presence.  They have another new location in Cherry Hill.

Also planned for the front “pad” sites is a Chipotle restaurant.  We saw additional construction taking place near the Saladworks building, and can only assume that it is the Chipotle location.   Not too far away in Washington Township, another Chipotle location opened just this week.

Kudos to the folks at property owner Brixmor who have done an amazing job in quickly transforming the closed K-Mart with some quality retail tenants, and then as a big bonus… a new Chase Bank and Chipotle!  Brixmor also owns the Washington Township “Walmart” Shopping Center, which has also seen a number 0f new tenants this year!

LIDL recently won approval to build a location in Gloucester Township on the Black Horse Pike.  Both Glassboro and Gloucester Township made it into a LIDL press release regarding “50 stores to open before end of 2021”

Save-A-Lot Glassboro is Closing

We heard this news from one of our readers, so we stopped by today after checking up on Big Lots/LIDL/Ross…  and yes it is true; Glassboro’s Save-A-Lot store is closing.  A simple sign on the window announces they are closing and the last day is September 30th.  The are directing shoppers to their other location on Blackwood-Clementon Road.

The Glassboro Save-A-Lot is adjacent to the property which was previously the bowling alley.  The bowling alley was demolished to make way for additional parking for Matt Blatt dealership, but a real estate sign indicates they are looking to develop it?

We don’t know the details of the Save-A-Lot closing, but can only assume that the upcoming opening of LIDL played a role…especially when this area also has an Aldi and Shop-Rite!

 

 

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Getting the inside of a store done and then stocked for a Granf Opening can be done in very little time at all. So the Construction process won’t be holding up Lidl opening. Sometimes when the process slows d6its more about money problems or maybe inspections. I’ve been involved in some form of Construction my entire working career. Recently worked on a Dollar Tree in Washington Township. Once all the tradesmen are done their work (electricians,plumbers,carpenters at) the time it takes Lidl people to get it up and running is done in a few days. They’re not as far off as you think

  2. I think the Glassboro Save a lot closing is bad for the older people who live in the area. I lot of the older generation could walk there and do there shopping and wouldn’t have to worry about to much traffic to cross the street. Now they have to go to Aldi’s with all that traffic. It’s to far for them to walk three and now you have to worry about them crossing a busy highway.

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