LA Fitness coming to Aberdeen Plaza on Route 35
ABERDEEN – A new tenant has agreed to lease a big chunk of the old A&P store on Route 35 in Aberdeen, the mayor said.
LA Fitness has signed a lease at Aberdeen Plaza for about 34,000 square feet in what was once A&P, Mayor Fred Tagliarini told What’s Going There. The former grocery store’s space is 57,000 square feet.
“We are totally pleased that this is a great start to rebuilding that shopping center,” the mayor said. “As a township, we couldn’t be more pleased to have that building occupied with a vibrant company.”
Aberdeen Plaza, at the intersection of Route 35 and Cliffwood Avenue is a landmark in town. An A&P supermarket, the center’s anchor tenant, was shuttered by the bankruptcy of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. in 2015.
A representative of the shopping center’s landlord, Basser Kaufman, could not be reached for comment. It’s expected to take about a year for LA Fitness to open.
Tagliarini said he has spoken to the center’s landlord who is “very optimistic” that with LA Fitness, a new anchor tenant, smaller mom and pop stores should come to the center. He would like a grocery too.
“I always expressed my hope and feeling that we need a food store there,” the mayor said. “We still need a food store to fill that A&P void.”
Marketing materials posted online list a 23,000 square foot vacancy next to LA Fitness. There’s also five smaller spaces listed, from 1,400 square feet to 3,000 square feet, the former location of a Dunkin Donuts, which moved to a standalone restaurant nearby on Route 35.
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