I’ve been hearing about this all summer long but had nothing to corroborate the story… but now I know that back on August 28, 2018 the Petit Group gave a brief overview to Glassboro Council of the potential to build a Royal Farms Convenience and Gas Station on the property of the closed University Bowling Lanes.
This information comes from the Glassboro Council Meeting Minutes for August 28, which has a brief overview of the discussion including; Possible traffic hazards have been addressed, and a couple of questions presented by Council were answered. (no other details were provided).
Royal Farms is building out many locations in the Delaware Valley, with a growing huge presence in South Jersey. While many feel the process is moving slowly, they have opened and have under construction probably close to a dozen South Jersey locations. To facilitate this growth, Royal Farms is using several developers… and the representative appearing before the Glassboro Council meeting is from the Petit group, who is the same organization working on the Blackwood-Clementon Road property.
We’ve posted about Royal Farms A LOT… but if you aren’t aware of what they are, here is one of the several articles here at 42Freeway which has some details on the stores.
For the Glassboro University Lanes property, additional research shows the property was sold at Tax Sale on June 13th, 2018… so this Royal Farms meeting at the public Council Meeting session took place just 2 months later.
Admittedly I am writing this 2 months ago after the August Council Meeting, and I haven’t seen any additional information on this project. It may still be a while yet before we hear anything, as these projects take a long time to plan, approve, and develop. Conversations like the one with Council may be done even before the property has moved into the hands of the final developer, just to help make sure everyone is on the same page with the project and its variances, before any properties change hands.
The potential Royal Farms / University Lanes property is located at 503 Delsea Drive.
Earlier today we posted on Monarch Diner will be opening across the street at the closed PB’s Diner and Taproom location.
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.