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PART II: A Look at Gloucester City's Top Stories in 2019

PART I: A Look at Gloucester City's Top Stories in 2019 Dave Pollander Jr., Owner of Dave's Auto Repair & Towing; Age 58 Monday, July 01, 2019 David F. Pollander, Jr. (GLOUCESTER CITY NJ )(July 1, 2019)--Surrounded by his loving family, on June 28, 2019. Age 58. Of Gloucester City. Beloved son of the late Dave and Marlene Pollander. Survived by his... Read more → What's Gloucester City Jr Sr High School’s Equity Rating? Thursday, July 04, 2019 To see the complete report for GHS... Read more →


From Start to Finish: A Look at the Loan Application Process

Do you need to borrow money from a bank or credit union? Whether it's a mortgage loan, a car loan, or a personal loan, you're definitely not the only one interested in filling out an application. The majority of Americans have taken out one (or more) of these loans, and much of the country is interested in borrowing more in the future. If this is your first time taking out a loan, you might be a bit anxious about the loan application process. Borrowing money... Read more →


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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Royal Farms Gloucester City NJ is Open. Photos and Video Commentary | 42 Freeway

By MARK MATTHEWS/www.42freeway.com GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The third Royal Farms convenience store has opened in South Jersey, in Gloucester City. The location is on Rt 130 (South) where Market Street crosses over. Many remember this location as the Gloucester Inn or the Holiday Inn. They took over half of the property, demolishing two of the four hotel buildings in the process. The other two stores currently open are in Magnolia and Bellmawr. The East Greenwich store is set to open in 6 weeks (More on... 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... Read more →


NJ Students enroll at Delaware Valley University

DOYLESTOWN, PA (04/17/2017)-- Delaware Valley University is proud to announce that the following new students have enrolled for the fall 2017 semester. The University looks forward to welcoming the new Aggies to campus this fall! *This list is as of April 14, 2017 and does not include the full incoming class. Taylor Bainbridge of Chesterfield, NJ (08515) Caitlin Ballehr of Atco, NJ (08004) Alexis Bauer of Pitman, NJ (08071) Ryan Benson of Cherry Hill, NJ (08003) Leigh Hiecke of Southampton, NJ (08088) Kashmyre Lane of... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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:... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... Read more →


The Spread bar in Mt Ephraim takes shape (42Freeway.com)

The Spread - Mt Ephraim NJ New owners have taken over the ol' Spread Eagle Inn on Kings Highway Mt Ephraim, and instead of simply trying to clean up the local pub, they completely demolished the old tavern down to the basement, and they are building new. I drove by today and the building's outer shell is complete (to the extent of understanding its size and placement). There is one more photo over at 42Freeway.com from the other side, which shows what appears to be... Read more →


Bally's Health Club Deptford targeted for redevelopment (42Freeway.com)

Sitting empty for several years along a core Deptford retail road, the Bally's Health Club is next in line for redevelopment plans. The current owner of the property (Next Realty) was recently in front of the Deptford Planning board to present their initial plans to bring new life to the property... starting with demolishing the old building. For more information on what tenants they are targeting, head over to 42Freeway. 42Freeway: Bye Bye Ballys Deptford? New Development Proposed. Like our Facebook page. Typically our reader... Read more →


Bellmawr Super Wawa Opens June 19 (42Freeway.com)

The Wawa official Grand Opening page states that June 19th is the Grand opening for the long-awaited Bellmawr Super Wawa, located on Creek Rd at the entrance to Route 42 North. On June 19th, the key times are: 8:00am store opening 10:00am Ribbon Cutting ceremony The new store replaces an older Wawa and a Luke Oil gas station. The building construction and landscaping are definitely an upgrade to the prior buildings. The only additional information over at 42freeway.com, is we have one additional photo taken... Read more →


Brooklawn Diner First Look! Article and Pics (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews The opening of the Brooklawn Diner has been widely covered by Bill here at ClearysNotebook. Today I stopped in for the Grand Opening, making it in during the first hour... and scoring a free breakfast! (Breakfast was free till 11am). I enjoyed a delicious Ham and Cheese omelet, checked out the awesome changes... and snuck in a dozen photos. Over at 42Freeway.com I have a detailed article on the changes, and the photos to back up the commentary. 42Freeway: First Look Inside: Brooklawn... Read more →


Deptford's Freeway Diner Closing after Memorial Day (42Freeway.com)

by Mark Matthews CNBNews.net DEPTFORD NJ May 24, 2015--The rumors around Deptford are true, and after 37 years of business this weekend marks the end for the Freeway Diner in Deptford NJ. The For Sale sign has been up at least a year, and planned for the location is an iconic retail store. The beloved restaurant is set to close Memorial Day Night... at 10pm. After a long career at the diner, the owners are retiring and retiring the diner at the same time. Market... Read more →


Gloucester City's King Street Pub now open, owned by the Art's Deli Family (42Freeway)

Mark Matthews 42Freeway.com A unique Gloucester City landmark located at King and Monmouth is back in business as a local tavern after some interior remodeling, thanks to a local family who has been doing business in the City for years. The King Street Pub opened recently in an interesting building that for the last few decades has been a small tavern, but before that… a Jewish Synagogue? The Bond family who are bringing this pub back to life first established a standard for high-quality food... Read more →


Two new hotels proposed for busy Rt 41 in Deptford (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews At Deptford's February Planning Board meeting, developers presented a preliminary plan for two new hotels to be developed along Rt 41 (Hurffville), at the entrance to Rt 42 southbound. The property is currently several warehouses and businesses. And again 42Freeway.com is the first to bring you this news. This would put 4 hotels in close proximity of each other, making this a strong hotel corridor for the region. Deptford planning minutes are very detailed on this project, and my article at 42Freeway.com summarizes... Read more →


Aldi coming to Bellmawr and Woodbury Bottom Dollar Locations! (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews Breaking News! Today (March 27) Aldi completed the purchase of the Bottom Dollar Food locations…. and they’ve announced that 30 Bottom Dollar Stores are being converted over to ALDI .. and BELLMAWR and Woodbury made the cut!! Read more in the Company press release. NJ.Com updated story The full South Jersey list of stores to become Aldi's is: ity Street Address Bellmawr 156 West Browning Road Bordentown 262-C Route 130 Cherry Hill 2110 Route 38 East Windsor 440 US Hwy 130 Edgewater Park... Read more →


Gloucester Township Premium Outlets Construction Video March 2015 (42Freeway.com)

Mark Matthews Gloucester Township is seeing a major retail development take place along Route 42, totaling more than 400,000 sq ft. Simon,one of the largest mall and outlet developers in the country is building an Outlet mall in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, between Route 42 and the Black Horse Pike. More specifically, there is a newer overpass bridge and exit on Rt 42 near the Camden County College, and when traveling south bound on 42, if you get off at that exit you... Read more →


First look at Deptford's World Class Nemours Pediatric Medical Facility (42Freeway.com)

by Mark Matthews DEPTFORD NJ--In the land of retail stores and national chain eateries, Deptford last year announced that a new large pediatric health care facility is coming to a property on Almonesson Rd. The medical organization moving in is the Wilmington-based Nemours duPont Children’s Health System which is one of the nation’s largest integrated pediatric facilities in the U.S. with locations in the Delaware Valley and Florida. The new Deptford world class 63,500 sq ft medical facility will become very well known in the... Read more →


The Dallas Morning News sums up best the Eagles signing of DeMarco Murray.

Image (C) Philadelphia Eagles by Mark Matthews CNBNews.net Just when everyone was scratching their heads over Chip Kelly's recent moves for the Philadelphia Eagles, he pulls a deal that has everyone this morning calling him a genius. I was curious to see what the national sports media had to say about the move, and I found that the Dallas Morning News had already summed it up nicely. The fans living in Dallas have probably been shaking their head in disbelief all night, and it sure... Read more →


Westville/Deptford getting a new Dunkin Donuts (42Freeway.com)

(42Freeway.com) Construction has started on a new Dunkin Donuts on Rt 47 (Delsea Drive), down by the North-Bound entrance to 295. The location is a long closed bank, which on the other side of it has the entrance to the Inverness Apartments. Many think this is Westville, and its referenced several times on the internet as such… but looking at maps and the tax records this is definitely Deptford. Regardless of the Zip code, this Dunkin Donuts will be serving many residents of Westville, Deptford... Read more →