What happened to 'The Shoppes at East Windsor?'

Recall when the stretch of Route 130 in East Windsor New Jersey known as 536-540 Route 130 was a beautiful stretch of trees?

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You know, before mayor Janice Mironov's town approved the 10 tenant, 40,600 s.f. retail strip and parking lot? Last year the township announced, "The Shoppes at East Windsor, a new retail center, is under construction north of Route 130 South and Maple Stream Road. The 40,600 square foot retail center, located on 8.5 acres, is being undertaken by Nanak Development and includes a liquor license for a new restaurant."

Oh you lucky Maple Stream Road folks with your secondary access and such!

the shoppes at east windsor

December, 2016 and there are not any tenants yet. Why not?

An anonymous note to the Blitz this week: "Hey Blitz, whatever happened to the retail strip across from the bowling alley on 130 in East Windsor? It looks more like an EW strip after businesses have closed in this town not before. You know like by Shoprite, by CVS, by Target, by Exit 8, the East Windsor Medical Arts Building or Windsor Crossing! Hear there are problems. Can you confirm?"

We cannot confirm. But, so...why aren't there not tenants yet? (We'll take a ride by later and see if the lot is very wet or not.)

“We got as everyone knows the best retail corridor areas in the entire region,” Mironov said earlier this year.

Certainly not helping with EW's outrageous Mercer County taxes at this point. But we have heard that a Five Guys Burgers and Fries may be coming. Which makes little sense since City Streets has the best burgers in town already. (And this would be bad news for Smashburger as Five Guys is usually a better choice.) A paint store. And - a halal.

Which would all be in keeping with EW's terrible business occupancy rate - new store fronts, old stores move, opens up another old store front anyway.

*Update - Sources indicate the strip is getting another Dunkin' Donuts, an Indian store, and...a Five Guys burger joint plus a Sherwins Williams Paint store (just what one needs near Walmart Home Depot and...Benjamin Moore.

Good luck with that, Windsor Heights Shopping Center's Smashburger & Benjamin Moore/ Kucker Haney.

*Update - now word that Petco is going in next to Staples. Can't like that Pet Valu...

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