R.J. Brunelli on Tuesday said business has been good. The Old Bridge-based real estate broker announced the recent completion of leases with Dollar Tree, Ulta Beauty, Code Ninjas and other national chains, as well as the sale of a freestanding restaurant site, in various parts of the Garden State.
Ulta and The Paper Store are the latest tenants signed for The Park at Hamburg, now under construction in Wayne. The 50,150-square-foot retail center is expected to be 100 percent leased when it opens in the third quarter of 2020.
Ulta signed for 8,500 square feet, while The Paper Store took a 7,500-square-foot space that will include a 2,000-square-foot mezzanine.
R.J. Brunelli Chief Executive Officer and Principal Ron DeLuca represented the landlord on the Ulta lease, with the tenant represented by David Szabo of BKR Retail Services. R.J. Brunelli President and Principal Danielle Brunelli represented the landlord on The Paper Store lease.
Along the Jersey Shore, Brunelli completed the firm’s latest lease for Dollar Tree, signing the chain to a 10,450-square-foot inline location at Laurel Square on Route 88 in Brick Township. When it opens in the first quarter of 2020, Dollar Tree will join a tenant lineup at the 246,235-square-foot Ocean County center that includes At Home and a soon-to-open Corrado’s Market.
In Monmouth County, Senior Sales Associate John Lenaz represented the tenant on a lease that will bring a 2,000-square-foot Code Ninjas learning center to Howell Plaza at 4014 Route 9 in Howell. The nationwide franchise chain teaches computer coding and problem-solving techniques to children ranging from 7- to 14-years-old. The landlord was represented by Joseph AmecAngelo of CBRE.
Moving to Mercer County, Brunelli represented European Wax Center in a lease for a 1,400-square-foot space at Hamilton Marketplace on Route 130 and Klockner Road in Hamilton Township. The chain expects to open in the second quarter of 2020 at the 970,373-square-foot power center, whose anchors include ShopRite; Kohl’s; Ross Stores; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Barnes & Noble and Ulta. R.J. Brunelli, a preferred broker for European Wax Center, co-brokered the lease with Matt Kenderian of Jeffery Realty.
Further north in Middlesex County, Brunelli represented Vision Source on a 1,724-square-foot lease at a newly constructed mixed-use property at 29 Washington Ave. in Carteret. The optometry and ophthalmology practice is expected to open in the first quarter of 2020 in the 12,000-square-foot retail portion of the development, which also includes 64 rental units. The site is located directly across from a 55,000-square-foot performing arts center that’s now also under construction. R.J. Brunelli is a preferred broker for Vision Source.
In neighboring Union County, the firm completed the sale of the just-closed White Castle site at 1335 South Ave. in Plainfield. Senior Sales Associate Peter Nicholson represented the fast-food chain on the transaction, which included the 2,200-square-foot building and 0.3-acre site. David LaBush of Lee Associates represented the buyer, who owns other properties in the Plainfield area.