The Shops At Ledgewood Commons
LocationLedgewood, NJ
Address461 NJ-10 Ledgewood, NJ 07852
Opening date1972
ManagementJV Partnership
(Advance Realty/DeBartolo Development/Invesco)
No. of stores and services5+
Total retail floor area518,246 sq ft (48,100 m2)
No. of floors1
Public transit accessBus transport NJ Transit NJ Transit bus: 875
Websitehttp://ledgewoodcommonsretail.com/

The Shops at Ledgewood Commons is a shopping mall in Ledgewood, New Jersey. Its anchors are Ashley Furniture HomeStores, Marshalls and Walmart. It is a small, single-level, regional mall, with a gross leasable area of 518,246 square feet (48,100 m2).[1] From the mall's opening in 1972 until 2016, it was branded Ledgewood Mall.

History

The center was originally opened in 1972 as Ledgewood Mall, with anchors of W. T. Grant store[2] and Finast. By 1980, the mall's anchors were Rickel, Jamesway and Arthur's Catalog Showroom. These anchors remained for over a decade.

The Rickel space later closed and became PharmHouse and Marshalls. Federated Department Stores announced in July 1993 that it would be opening a 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2) Stern's store in the fall of 1994, as part of a major nationwide expansion of the chain.[3] This store was then converted to a Macy's in 2001 when Stern's stores were closed. Jamesway closed in December 1995 following the company's liquidation.[4] By 1999, Walmart replaced both the former Jamesway and Arthur's stores,[5] and Circuit City, which has since closed as part of the economic collapse of that retail chain, was added as well. PharmHouse eventually became an Ashley Furniture HomeStore location. From 2009-2017, Circuit City became Spirit Halloween every September until October, in 2018 the Spirit Halloween relocated to the nearby Roxbury Mall.[6]

Other buildings on the mall property include Marshalls and The former Sports Authority , Wendy's, Red Lobster and Barnes & Noble. Following the closing of Circuit City and the Great Recession, very few individual non-anchor stores remain. In January 2015, it was announced the Macy's store was closing as part of a plan to close 14 stores nationwide.[7] In 2016, plans were presented to the public that the mall would become an open-air mall, and Ledgewood Mall would be rebranded as "The Shops at Ledgewood Commons".[8]

The only stores remaining in the mall as of September 2017 are Wal-Mart, Men's Wearhouse (located outside), Barnes & Noble (free-standing location), an Ashley Furniture HomeStore,and Marshalls. The mall is currently[when?] going construction.[9] New stores have signed leases and plan on opening up when construction is finished.[10]

Redevelopment Plans

In 2016 JV Partenership, Advance Realty, Debartolo Development & Invesco bought the mall. The owners have plans for a redevelopment that would turn the mall into an open air power center.[11] The owners announced that Barnes & Noble would get a new building where Sports Authority once was.[12] The former Macy's Building was demolished on November 30th 2017, which kicked off the construction project. As of June 2018, much of the mall has been demolished, with only a small seating area remaining open between Marshalls and Ashley Home Furniture. What isn’t demolished already has been closed off to the public.[13] On September 26 2018, The owners of the mall announced that Five Below, Ulta Beauty, DSW,Starbucks and Chipotle had signed leases and will open stores in the mall.[14]

On December 6 2018 Walmart announced that it will demolish it's current store at the Shops At Ledgewood Commons for a new modern supercenter store.[15] The old store closed on May 10 2019, and Walmart wants to start construction in June of 2019 for an anticipated Fall of 2020 opening.[16]

On January 16 2019 24 Hour Fitness announced that it will open a Gym at the mall.[17]

References

  1. ^ Ledgewood Mall[permanent dead link], International Council of Shopping Centers. Accessed June 28, 2009.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Market Guide". 1974: 261.
  3. ^ Staff. ""Stern's to open in Ledgewood, N.J.". Daily News Record, July 13, 1993. Accessed June 28, 2009.
  4. ^ Chen, David W. "NEW JERSEY & CO.; 23 Towns, and 1,000 Workers, Brace for a World without Jamesway". The New York Times, October 22, 1995. Accessed June 28, 2009.
  5. ^ Troy, Mike (1999-06-07). "Five stores, five states, five variations". Discount Store News. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  6. ^ "Halloween Store at 275 State Rte 10 E | Spirit Halloween Near Me". stores.spirithalloween.com. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  7. ^ Strauss, Gary (January 8, 2015). "J.C. Penney, Macy's to shut stores, lay off scores". USA Today. Gannett. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  8. ^ Aun, Fred (2016-03-10). "A Fancy New Name for Ledgewood Mall". TAPinto. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  9. ^ "Roxbury Macy's demolished to make way for Ledgewood Commons". Daily Record. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  10. ^ "DSW, Five Below and Others Coming to Former Ledgewood Mall in Roxbury". TAPinto. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  11. ^ Editor, MIKE CONDON. "Realtor says tenants actively pursuing Ledgewood Mall". New Jersey Hills. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  12. ^ "Bulldozer for Roxbury Barnes & Noble; But Bookworms Needn't Panic". TAPinto. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  13. ^ "Roxbury Macy's demolished to make way for Ledgewood Commons". Daily Record. Retrieved 2017-12-30.
  14. ^ "DSW, Five Below and Others Coming to Former Ledgewood Mall in Roxbury". TAPinto. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  15. ^ "Super-Modern Supercenter Planned for Roxbury Walmart". TAPinto. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  16. ^ "For Roxbury's Walmart Only a Few Weeks Remain". TAPinto. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  17. ^ "24-Hour Workouts and Shopping Planned for New Roxbury Shopping Center". TAPinto. Retrieved 2019-01-31.

Coordinates: 40°52′23″N 74°39′07″W / 40.873°N 74.652°W / 40.873; -74.652