Monaco Indoor Electric Go-Kart is coming to Berlin NJ’s former K-Mart property on the White Horse Pike.
The business is owned by two South Jersey businessmen who also own the popular Crust N Fire artisan pizza restaurants… with pizza shop locations in; Mt Laurel, Voorhees, Medford, Haddonfield… and nearby West Berlin!
So yeah, NJ.com does a short story about the Berlin Indoor Karting facility yesterday which ends up all over the internet.
This is a classic “42Freeway Mark Bonehead Move” where I’ve known about this for many months (last year?), have visited multiple times and have even been inside the facility… but hadn’t posted on it yet.
It gets worse because NJ.com based their story off of a Facebook post by lighting company DFX several weeks ago… which loyal 42Freeway readers tagged me in!
I hadn’t posted because I wanted confirmation from the owners of an expected opening date, and from DFX to use their Facebook images. Heck I even spoke to the leasing agent!
Well honestly looking at my photo timestamps I have been at the Monaco Berlin track four times this year going back to April… and never posted. ugh.
If you really want the early scoop on new new e-karting facility go check 70and73.com coverage of the planning board meeting from last year. He has the submitted track plans! Coincidentally that article is from exactly one year ago today.
But of course I have my own details to add. Well I already told you who the owners are!
Keep scrolling and reading!
Monaco Indoor Electric Go-Kart
The new indoor go-kart facility is owned by Giovanni Taccardi and Giovanni Visceglia.
The go-kart business seems like a longtime dream for Taccardi, as back in 2014 he applied to Gloucester Township to open a facility in the former Metrologic plant on Coles Rd. I don’t think they even opened, and today that building is now home to the Revel Nail company.
As mentioned they are now under construction in Berlin, and the new Monaco Karting facility is taking over a large portion of the former K-Mart shopping center.
The segment with the front sidewalk covering will be the go-kart track, and the left 1/3 where the garden center was located is available for rent.
The 70and73.com coverage of the Berlin Planning Board meeting from a year ago today provides the following details on the project.
The Monaco facility will be 62,000 square feet. It will include 24 electric karts, kids’ sized cars, a track-side cafe, party rooms, an arcade and play zone plus a VIP Club lounge.
At this time I do not see a website or Facebook page for the new Berlin Business.
Opening date is unknown at this time also, which is why I was trying to catch up with the Giovannis!
Well 42Freeway will definitely have more details as they get closer to opening.
Berlin Shopping Center Rebirth
The Monaco facility is exciting news for Berlin, as that entire large South section of the Berlin Shopping center has been abandoned for years.
K-Mart there closed in 2014. An Acme supermarket closed in the 2000s, and in one of the smaller shop windows you can see a sticker for the former Radio Shack.
Two years ago the Berlin Shopping Center was sold to a private investor and developer.
They same entity also at that time purchased the former Kingsway Learning Center Building in Haddonfield.
The family ownership of this investment company has several properties and business in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York tri-state area.
The family clearly is looking to upgrade the Berlin NJ facility and bring it back to life, spending 100s of thousands on parking lot upgrades.
Jackalope Cider House was previously developing a location in the center, but announced in March that they had to change their plans and are not coming Berlin Shopping center.
As we learn of more tenants and additional development at the site, 42Freeway will be the first to publish.
If you are a interested in becoming a tenant at the new Berlin Shopping Center, reach out to Corinne Giletto at Vantage Commercial. Details and contact information are here.
Links and Location
308-328 South White Horse Pike
Berlin NJ 08009
Berlin Shopping Center Leasing: Vantage Commercial