Fun City Adventure Park, an indoor family entertainment brand, plans to open its second location in New Jersey.
The New England-based chain signed on to lease a 36,500-square-foot anchor position formerly held by Dick’s Sporting Goods at Union Lake Crossing – a 393,000-square-foot shopping center in Millville – and is expected to open mid-2023, according to property owner Irgang Group.
Among other features, the indoor park is slated to include trampoline courts, a ninja course, a ropes course, a zipline, dodgeball, basketball, bumper ball, a foam pit, playground and arcade.
After making its Garden State debut over the summer in Blackwood, Nick Zhang, the company’s general manager said, “We look forward to bringing our diverse blend of recreational activities to the greater Millville-Vineland market.”
“Union Lake Crossing’s strong tenant mix, easy access and wide geographic draw made it a logical spot for our second New Jersey location,” Zhang commented.
Irgang Group CEO Mark Irgang said, “Fun City adds a new dimension that should drive more traffic to our existing tenants, lengthen the time of shopper visits and bolster Union Lake’s appeal to new tenants – including restaurants and other complimentary uses.”
Fun City was represented on the lease by Don Mace, vice president at Keypoint Partners, while Union Lake was represented by a Metro Commercial team led by Executive Vice President and Principal Joseph Dougherty.
The company currently operates 20 locations across seven states extending from Maine to New Jersey. Additionally, Fun City has 13 more sites under construction or with signed leases, including initial locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Illinois and Kansas.
Fun City joins a lineup of tenants at Union Lake Crossing that includes ShopRite, Kohl’s, Target, Ross, Dress For Less, PetSmart, Staples, Boot Barn, Famous Footwear, Party City and Five Below.
The center also has several fast casual dining options, such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Sonic.
In a separate development, Irgang Group, a Nyack, N.Y.-based real estate investment and management firm that acquired Union Lake Crossing in November 2021, announced it appointed R.J. Brunelli & Co. LLC as exclusive leasing agent for the 43.39-acre site.
The real estate brokerage is now offering 10 spaces at the center, ranging from 1,945 square feet to 15,000 square feet, including a pad site and endcap unit that each have potential for a drive-thru.
“These remaining spaces present tremendous opportunities for tenants to open in a high-traffic, high-visibility power center that attracted over 4.5 million visitors in the last 12-months,” said Mario Brunelli, vice president and principal of the brokerage. “We are already in discussions with a number of prospects.”
Targeted categories include quick-serve and full-service restaurants; home improvement, home décor, women’s apparel and bedding retailers; as well as a gym/health club and chiropractor, according to R.J. Brunelli.