Vantage secures 5 tenants for Southwood Shopping Center

Jessica Perry//November 7, 2022

Vantage secures 5 tenants for Southwood Shopping Center

Jessica Perry//November 7, 2022

Southwood Shopping Center located at 875 Mantua Pike in West Deptford.
Southwood Shopping Center located at 875 Mantua Pike in West Deptford. – VANTAGE COMMERCIAL


Vantage Commercial announced progress toward its goal to complete leasing at the Southwood Shopping Center in West Deptford Nov. 4 with the signing of five new tenants. 

The brokerage sold the 82,763-square-foot property located at 875 Mantua Pike in 2021 to local investors. Now, with an anticipated redevelopment in the works, Vantage Commercial, Vantage Property Management and new ownership are collaborating on the effort to lease up remaining vacancies.

Vantage Director of Client Services Corinne Giletto and Property Manager Andrea Hannigan are leading the assignment. 

The new tenants include:  

  • Gemelle Salon – The interior of this approximately 2,500-square-foot space is being transformed into an upscale salon, according to Vantage. 
  • Fruggie Too – Located in approximately 1,600 square feet of space within the retail center’s courtyard, this juice, smoothie and health food store marks the second franchise location in South Jersey that is open and operating. Vantage said the brand has plans to expand further statewide. 
  • Whit or Whitout Also located in the courtyard, this second-generation restaurant is the first in New Jersey for the sandwich shop, which offers handcrafted cheesesteaks, with a ribeye-differentiating-spin on the classic. 
  • Certa Pro Painters – This professional painting franchise-based office space of approximately 1,200 square feet is also housed in the courtyard. According to Vantage, Southwood Shopping Center was chosen by the tenant due to its location within Gloucester County. 
  • Ivy Rehab – Located in close proximity to the existing Riverside Urgent Care at the property, this national provider of physical therapy services will occupy approximately 2,500 square feet of retail/medical space. Again, location proved to be a high point in securing the space, Vantage said, with Ivy Rehab drawn to the center for its accessibility to surrounding markets from Route 45. 

Existing tenants – some of which Vantage said have resided at the property for more than 50 years – include Abbey Carpets, Family Dollar, Sherwin Williams, Old Towne Music, Orange Cleaners, Bank of America, a Barber Shop and the aforementioned Riverside Urgent Care. 

Work to upgrade the center is expected to begin over the next few months. Exterior renovations will enhance the aesthetic appeal of the center in addition to its functionality, Vantage said, with a new elevation for the façade, brick columns and “crisp” exterior colors. 

Vantage said completing occupancy and leasing large anchor openings and in-line spaces to major users – like health care, service businesses and restaurants – is key to redevelopment efforts.  

Giletto is actively seeking new tenants, including for the former JoAnn’s Fabric’s space (approximately 11,300 square feet), the former Aldi’s space (approximately 15,000 square feet) and courtyard space (from approximately 1,200 square feet to 2,800 square feet). 

According to Vantage’s website, the Southwood Shopping Center supports retail, office, agency or studio, bank, personal service and craftsmen’s shop, mortuary, restaurant or dining room tenants.