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Deptford: Massive Million+ Sq Ft Warehouse Project Proposed Alongside Kinsley Landfill and Rt 41 (42Freeway)

Two Massive Warehouses being proposed for Deptford NJ; 893,000 sq ft and 179,000 sq ft. Several weeks ago 42Freeway learned that new Ohio based owner of 100+ acres in Deptford Township located off of Rt 41 (wedged between the landfill, 55 and 41) is working on a massive 2 warehouse building project; the largest is almost 900,000 sq ft and the second is close to 200,000. We’ve held off on posting until now as we filed an OPRA request with the Gloucester County Planning board to get the proposed sketches, which we share with readers here. I have the full... Read more →


UPDATE/VIDEO:

Bellmawr Missing Moves Project to Start 2019; New Information on Landfill & Direct Connection

Mark Matthews | 42Freeway.com BELLMAWR, NJ (January 7, 2019)--Missing Moves is a NJDOT project to connect Route 42 to Route 295… specifically 42 North towards Bellmawr to 295 South, and of course the reverse… 295 North towards Bellmawr to 42 South. It’s called “Missing Moves” because for as long as these roads existed, you cant traverse them they way I just described. According to the Director of Communications for NJDOT, this $160 Million project is expected to start construction late 2o19. It should take 3 years to develop, and will take place while the current large Direct Connect project is... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS NEWS: Bottlestop Liquor Store Opening Soon in Gloucester City Rt130 North

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (May 12, 2018)--A new liquor store called Bottlestop is opening up very soon in Gloucester City on Rt 130 North. The building is located next to Cheerleaders Bar, and was recently completely remodeled. As you would expect, this a full beverage location offering Beer, Wine and Liquor. This is a larger store, almost similar in size to what you'd expect from a Canal's store. When we stopped in today, it appeared all construction and shelving was complete, and they were just waiting on inventory. More details over at 42Freeway.com Bottlestop NJ 56 Crescent Blvd Gloucester City, NJ... Read more →


Dave and Buster's Arcade Restaurant coming to Gloucester (Township) Premium Outlets? 42Freeway.com

Retail/Commercial blog 42Freeway.com is reporting that according to several people who attended a tenants meeting at Gloucester Premium Outlets, management recently told tenants a Dave and Busters Restaurant and Entertainment Arcade Center is being planned for the Blackwood NJ’s Outlets site. The location will be in the land still available around the property (probably along side Route 42, where the Applebee’s was planned). Development is targeted to start very early in 2019 after this year’s holiday shopping season, with a targeted opening for later in 2019. Neither outlet owner Simon Properties or Dave and Buster's have made any public announcements,... Read more →


Geets Diner Williamstown Reopens. Official Grand Opening Saturday March 24th | 42Freeway.com

The long beloved Geets Diner in Williamstown NJ has reopened for limited hours this week (till 8pm), ahead of their Saturday March 24th Official Grand Opening! Geets Diner and it’s large front sign on the Black Horse Pike and Rt 322 have been a community landmark for decades. People were shocked in August of 2016 when the prior owners abruptly closed. More recently, published reports from last year show that area resident Sandy Cannon purchased the diner, along with partners from the nationally recognized Franklinville Inn. Based on the timing of those articles, the remodeling has taken longer than the... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: Recognize the Signs and Seek Help Fast

October 18, 2017 Dear Editor, Stroke, the No. 3 leading cause of death in NJ, is largely treatable. The faster you are treated, the more likely you are to recover. If you or someone you love suffers a stroke, it’s important to recognize the signs and seek help FAST. In most cases, someone other than the stroke patient, like a family member, makes the decision to seek treatment. Together to End Stroke®, an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association initiative, nationally sponsored by Medtronic, educates the public about common stroke warning signs and what to do in a stroke emergency, using... Read more →


SOLD: Freeway Golf Course Gloucester Township (42Freeway)

42Freeway.com Mark Matthews Historic in its designation as the “First African American owned golf course in America”, the Freeway Golf Course closed in 2016 and was put up for sale with an asking price of $2.4 million. Well earlier this year in January 2017, the sale of the 150 acre property officially closed for almost half the asking price, at $1.25 million. The buyer was a locally owned property investment company, Black Horse Properties LLC. The property is located at 1858 Sicklerville Road in Gloucester Township, down the road from the popular Villari’s Lakeside Restaurant and Bar. The Freeway Golf... Read more →


Wild Wing Cafe coming to Barrington NJ (42Freeway.com)

42Freeway.com The official groundbreaking took place earlier in November for a new eatery called Wild Wing Cafe, to be located in Barrington NJ on the White Horse Pike next to the Super Wawa. Wild Wing Cafe is a newer, but growing national full service restaurant with a twist… they feature live entertainment as a key part of the experience, something that is very rare for an eatery of its type. They are currently centered in the Southeast (its first location was in Hilton Head) and the Barrington location is the first in the Northeast. And when I say “full service”,... Read more →


Deptford to get full Starbucks store at site of former Freeway Diner (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews 42Freeway.com The Freeway Diner on Deptford’s Route 41 closed 18 months ago with immediate rumors of Starbucks and an auto retailer moving in. And then nothing happened. Well this week, Greg Wisnowski of Equity Retail Brokers has confirmed that Starbucks has signed the lease for a full Starbucks store! There will also be a separate 6,000 square foot building which has a lot of interest from other retailers. Greg says they are targeting a 2017 opening for the Starbucks store. For more information on the new Starbuck's and other local store changes, please read the full article over... Read more →


Applebees Coming to Gloucester Premium Outlets in Blackwood (42Freeway)

Mark Matthews - 42Freeway.com September 19 The August 9th Planning Board Meeting at Gloucester Township included a discussion on adding an Applebee’s to the Gloucester Premium Outlet shopping center, which would be the shopping destinations first restaurant offering alcohol. The new Applebee’s will not be in the main walkable section of the center. There are allocated lots between Route 42 and the shopping center, designated as 2 different lots but able to fit up to 5 buildings, according to documents submitted to the Planning Board. The developer is targeting restaurants, banks, and additional stores. More details at 42Freeway! Related articles... Read more →


Deptford's Filomena Lakeview Bar Area: Enlarged and Remodeled (42Freeway)

Deptford's popular Filomena Lakeview Restaurant has been going through a transformation this summer, adding an outdoor patio (almost complete), an enlarged kitchen area... and a completely new and enlarged bar area. On the bar side, the owners have built an addition to the building which increases the bar area approximately two and a half times, at least doubles the bar seating and adds additional table seating. We had stopped in several times to over the years to sit at the old bar, and for those familiar with the old set-up, the new bar area is a dramatic change. Open, brighter,... Read more →


Bellmawr's Pennant liquor license moves to Bellmawr Landfill project (42Freeway)

42Freeway Mark Matthews Back in November 2015, the Bellmawr Landfill redevelopers took ownership of the Pennant Rock Club’s liquor license. I see two big takeaways from this: Landfill: Despite many who think nothing is coming to the landfill, this purchase further confirms that the developers are intent on building something… and something more than just warehouses. South Jersey Observer has had several recent updates on the project, including road widening and plans that indicate the developer still has plans for a large multi-use development. Pennant: The deteriorating Pennant Nightclub property will probably never reopen as a bar venue, as the... Read more →


German supermarket LIDL looking at Gloucester Township location (42Freeway.com)

Earlier this year, several news outlets stated that one of the largest food retailers in the world (and based in Germany) was poised to make its move into the US, and was targeting locations in New Jersey as a key entry point. UPDATE: The map image and text was updated to reflect a more accurate location of the property on Cross-Keys Road. The Gloucester Township Council meeting agenda for April 25, 2016 lists a referendum authorizing the agreement of sale of a portion of the old Erial/Sicklerville Nike Missile base to German Supermarket Chain LIDL. The Nike property is located... Read more →


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Inspira "Healthpark" buys 30 acres in Deptford

Mark Matthews 42Freeway.com Inspira Health Network, more widely known in our area as the owners of Woodbury's Underwood Hospital, has purchased 30 acres of land in Deptford NJ. The undeveloped parcel is located on Clements Bridge Road, across from the shopping center that used to house the Pathmark Supermarket. The transaction closed in January 2016, and the buying company was listed as "Inspira Deptford Healthpark LLC", with an address matching the Inspira Corporate office in Mullica Hill. The larger undeveloped area has been more widely known as the location of the long planned (and delayed) Deptford Movies. The reality is,... Read more →


Deptford area Girl Scouts having Sandwich making event at Deptford Skating Center Thursday

The Girl Scouts of Deptford, Woodbury Heights and Wenonah - are hosting a peanut butter, jelly and bread drive and sandwich making event at the Deptford Skating and Fun Center on Thursday, October 29th at 6:30 in the evening. This is their second year running this event. Last year the Girl Scouts made just shy of 1,300 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Cathedral Kitchen in Camden. They serve hundreds of meals to homeless people every day. This was a HUGE success last year. The night of this years event the DSC is open to the public and is... Read more →


Hobby Lobby Sicklerville Opens Monday October 5th! (42Freeway)

42Freeway Hobby Lobby moves closer into our region, with the opening today (Oct 5) of a new store in Sicklerville NJ, on Cross-Keys Rd. Well, Monday is the official opening date, but those in the know realized that they have been in soft opening mode since Friday, and on a rainy Saturday evening 42Freeway stopped over to the brand new Sicklerville store and checked it out. Head over to 42Freeway for our initial impressions of the store, as well as a few photos from inside. Another store is under construction in Deptford NJ, near the Red Lobster. The second store... Read more →


Tilted Kilt Sicklerville Opens Oct 5th! Preview Party Article and Photos (42Freeway)

42Freeway.com Gloucester Township continues its own streak of big openings, with the long awaited Tilted Kilt restaurant opening on Monday, October 5th at 11am. 42 Freeway was there for the VIP preview party on Saturday, and we have the exclusive preview photos of the beautiful restaurant and servers! At it’s core, the Tilted Kilt is a sports bar with a higher-end décor. The Sicklerville location has at least 20 HD televisions, and all the great menu items you would expect such as delicious sandwiches, entrees and wings! They also have one of the large craft beer selections in our area.... Read more →


Deptford Movies Delay: A Hospital wanted our property (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews 42Freeway.com Several years ago it was touted as a new state of the art Movie Theater to be located in an area of Deptford NJ along Clements Bridge Rd (across from the closed Pathmark). According to variations of Deptford Township planning documents, those woods were to become Movies, a hotel, a restaurant and more. And then nothing. For two years the project sat. This week a Deptford Movie representatives posted on social media that the delay was because they were approached by a hospital who wanted to buy the property... and the movie theater would develop elsewhere. After... Read more →


Bellmawr's Aldi Supermarket opens September 14th (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews Bellmawr's new Aldi Supermarket opens on September 14th! The store is located on the site of the former Bottom Dollar Food store, which was new construction and only in use for a short time before the company closed all locations. The billboard seen in the article photo is located in Brooklawn, next to St Maurice Church, across from the Pennant. This is Shoprite territory, and it seems that Aldi is going right after the big competition by placing the billboard here. Aldi is also opening in Woodbury at another converted Bottom Dollar Food store, and NJ.com says they... Read more →


Bellmawr's Italia Pizza reopens with new Management (42Freeway)

Bellmawr Italia Pizza Reopens Bellmawr’s Italia Pizza reopened last week with a completely new management team, and they come with pizza making credentials more than worthy of Bellmawr’s beautiful Italia Pizzeria. Brothers Joe and Charlie Bonfanti from Vito’s Pizza in Cherry Hill have reopened Bellmawr’s Italia Pizza, after Italia closed abruptly a few months back. We stopped in last week to chat with the Brothers and to enjoy some delicious food. The weekend is here, so head over to Italia Pizza for delicious pizza, sandwiches and entrees. Italia Pizza and Restaurant 108 S. Black Horse Pike Bellmawr, NJ 08031 856-931-4436... Read more →


TIPS AND SNIPPETS: GOD's LITTLE ACRE IS JUMPING; THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACES IN NJ

The other half of the old K-Mart building is being renovated to house new businesses. Planet Fitness opened last year in the same building (photo credit CNBNewsnet) By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GOD’S LITTLE ACRE—The Borough of Brooklawn, also known by some residents as God’s Little Acre, is a happening place these days. By now most people know the Brooklawn Diner opened under new management, and if you are a sports fan you are aware that the Brooklawn Legion baseball team is making another appearance in the American Legion World Series. The defending champs begin play on Thursday,... Read more →


Brooklawn Shopping Center Major New Tenants going in! (42Freeway.com)

The Brooklawn Shopping Center surprises everyone with the start of big construction taking place in both the remaining section of K-Mart, and the recently closed Radio Shack location across the parking lot! Our research shows that FOUR new tenants are coming in, including national retailer Petco, Davita Dialysis and a Hope Thrift store! Plus there will still be room for additional store(s) in both locations. Construction is underway, and the Hope Thrift store indicates on their web site that they expect to be open by October of this year. More information and additional photos over at 42Freeway.com 42Freeway: Brooklawn Shopping... Read more →


CNBNews Monthly Stat Report for June 2015; Daily Average 3,197

RELATED: Monthly stats for May 2015 Returning Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person is returning to your website for another visit an hour or more later First Time Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person has no cookie then this is considered their first time at your website. Unique Visitor - Based purely on a cookie, this is the total of the returning visits and first time visits - all your visitors. Page Load - The number of times your page has been visited. Monthly Stats Report: 1 Jun - 30 Jun 2015... Read more →


Bellmawr Super Wawa is Opens. Interesting Changes. (42Freeway.com)

The Bellmawr Super Wawa opened today, Friday June 19th. The Wawa is located on Creek Rd in Bellmawr, on the Northbound side of Route 42, replacing the old Wawa and a Luke Oil. We stopped in within the first 30 minutes of opening today to check the place out, and grabbed 10 photos which are posted over at 42Freeway.com. It is immediately recognizable as a Super Wawa, but this location introduces (to my experience) several changes seemingly geared towards streamlining the customer flow through checkout. Where as the Mt Ephraim Super Wawa was built with the ring of cash registers,... Read more →


Bellmawr Store Closures: Italia's Pizza and Walgreens (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews UPDATE: Bellmawr's Italia Pizza has reopened! More information at 42Freeway.com Every silver lining has a dark cloud. Over in Bellmawr, the long awaited Super Wawa opens this week, and Bellmawr won the Aldi lottery which they hope to see opened this year… But sad news also comes this week as the widely known and loved Italia Pizzeria closed, and the Walgreen’s Store announced that July 8th will be their last day for the Bellmawr location. Both stores sit on the same side of the Black Horse Pike, just a few hundred feet apart. Italia's owner commented on a... Read more →