Mark from 42Freeway heads back to Bellmawr's massive Direct Connect project, to review what has changed in the last few months. And yes, there are new things to talk about. This update is really a 7 min YouTube video (bottom of article) but we'll highlight here in writing and photos the things in the video.
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.