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.
A 42Freeway area Halloween story... on a global scale! Travel Channel's Ghost Nation starts it's new season this week featuring the Zone 13 Tattoo shop in Deptford NJ, which sits in the heart of our retail mecca behind the BJ's Warehouse! And yes... the Zone 13 Tattoo Shop is HAUNTED!
A brand new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel is close to completion on the Camden waterfront, and job opportunities appeared online this week! We don't have an exact date for their expected opening, but the online reservation system seems to allow us to book start January 1st... but that is far from official. We noticed that recently job postings for all facets of the hotel have gone online, and we linked at the bottom of the article.
Last year we were all surprised by the news that Canadian Coffee and Donut shop Tim Hortons was planning on coming to the White Horse Pike in Stratford NJ. This week the town of Stratford is boldly saying that construction will start within the week, and it will take 4 months to build. Article includes my rambling thoughts on Tim Hortons and coffee in our area.