Cleary’s Notebook reported earlier in 2016 that a new Royal Farms convenience store was coming to Rt 130 in Gloucester City. The unique plan is to tear down 2 of the 4 buildings that make up the Quality Inn located on Rt 130 at Market Street.
Recently the demolition has started, and as of this week one building was completely demolished. I’m not entirely clear on which bulding is the second to come down, or how how the new Royal Farms convenience store will be situated on the property. It appears that the front building along Market Street has rooms cleared out, but that is also the building where they’ve relocated the hotel office to.
Royal Farms is Maryland based convenience store with gas, similar to our familiar Super Wawas, but Royal Farms adds more hot food items such as fried chicken and French fries. They are targeting several new stores in the area as they target expansion in New Jersey including Bellmawr and Magnolia.
Demolition is being done by Bellmawr’s Ricco Demolition. Check their webpage for contact information regarding demolition or dumpster rentals.
The well known Pennant / Dick Lee's building was demolished earlier this year, to make way for a large self-storage facility. Construction is well under way on the new three story building, designed to fill the property as much as possible.
The new (relocated) Big Lots in Glassboro on 47 is opening October 1st! This is the first of three stores for the former K-Mart building. Ross appears to be next in line, and LIDL is following after. There is also a Chase Bank and Chipotle coming. In sad news, the Save-A-Lot Grocery up the road a short bit, closes on 9/30/20
Perfect Crab: Cajun Seafood will be opening on Berlin-Cross Keys Rd taking over the former Tony Luke's location in Sicklerville/Cross Keys. More specifically, it is the strip mall center which on the north end has Tractor Supply and Tilted Kilt.