OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (8/18/15) – R.J. Brunelli & Co., LLC today announced the recent completion of a series of leases that will bring major retailers, automotive services, and personal services to sites in New Jersey and nationwide.

In its capacity as Dollar Tree’s exclusive real estate representative for all of New Jersey, R.J. Brunelli brokered leases and a property sale that will bring the nation’s largest single-price-point retailer to four more locations in northern and southern parts of the state. In Orange, the chain signed for an 11,000-square-foot space in a center located at 557 Main St. Dollar Tree will occupy an end-cap space that formerly housed Karl’s Appliances, which relocated elsewhere in the center. In East Orange, Dollar Tree signed a lease for a 12,682-square-foot space that previously housed a hardware store, located at 352 Central Ave. In Wayne, Dollar Tree leased a 9,400-square-foot end-cap unit in a 29,000-square-foot center located at 172 Mountain Blvd., directly across from New Jersey Transit’s Mountain View –Wayne train station. The store in Wayne is projected to open in January 2016, followed by East Orange in March and Orange in July.

Dollar Tree’s latest southern New Jersey location will be in Bridgeton, where the company’s preferred developer, Elcan & Associates, acquired a 9,040-square-foot freestanding building at 399 East Broad St. that was formerly occupied by another dollar store. The Bridgeton store is projected to debut this September.

All four deals were brokered by R.J. Brunelli senior vice president/principal Danielle Brunelli-Albrecht, who also represented Dollar Tree on leases completed during the first half of 2015 for locations in Washington Borough and Florence, N.J. Ms. Brunelli-Albrecht co-brokered the East Orange deal with sales associate Nick DeLuca, the Orange deal with sales associate Alan Gott, and the Wayne deal with sales associate Patti Fiore.

Additionally, Ms. Brunelli-Albrecht represented the landlord in a deal that will bring Dollar Tree to a 13,500-square-foot freestanding building at 1118 Edgemont Ave. in Chester, Penn. The space was previously occupied by a sneaker store. An October 2015 opening is projected.

Elsewhere in Pennsylvania, R.J. Brunelli sales associates Joseph Amecangelo and Mario Brunelli represented the investor on the purchase of a freestanding, 14,820-square-foot building housing an existing Walgreens store at 8500 New Falls Rd. in Levittown. Walgreens will continue to operate at the location.

In its role as exclusive national leasing representative for AAMCO transmission and total car repair, R.J. Brunelli brokered a lease for a 6,200-square-foot freestanding building at 321 Douglas St., in Lees Summit, Mo., previously occupied by Cooper Auto, and a 5,413-square-foot freestanding building formerly occupied by Enterprise Car Rental at 2263 Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa, Calif. Both locations, which are operated by franchisees, have opened. These latest leases follow a transaction that the Old Bridge-based firm completed for the company’s franchisees earlier this year in Scottsdale, Ariz. All deals were brokered by Ms. Fiore, who serves as AAMCO account manager.

In Bergen County, vice president/principal Ron DeLuca represented Ulta in a deal that will bring the chain to a 10,500-square-foot space at The Shoppes at DePiero Farms, a new 231,000-square-foot center being built at 300 Grand Ave. West in Montvale. Ulta, which will be part of a satellite building at the Wegman’s-anchored center, is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017

In Morris County, sales associate John Lenaz represented interactive children’s gym Great Play on a lease for 3,474 square feet at Florham Village Towne Center, 195 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park. The 58,000-square-foot center in anchored by CVS and Petvalu. Great Play is expected to open this December.

In Middlesex County, R.J. Brunelli & Co. represented Primrose Schools in a deal that will bring the provider of early education and child care to a new, 12,000-square-foot building located at 3649 Rte. 9 in Old Bridge, one-half mile north of the highway’s intersection with Rte. 18. A June 2016 opening is anticipated. R. J. Brunelli & Co. represents Primrose Schools on an exclusive basis in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties. The company, with more than 300 schools in 25 states, is planning to expand its operations throughout New Jersey. Mr. Lenaz brokered the deal.

Elsewhere in Middlesex, Ms. Brunelli-Albrecht brokered a deal that will bring Massage Envy to a 2,322-square-foot end cap unit at the 50,000-square-foot Centennial Plaza at 1348 Centennial Ave. in Piscataway. A November 2015 opening is anticipated. R.J. Brunelli & Co. serves as preferred broker for Massage Envy.

In Carteret, Ms. Fiore represented the landlord in a deal that will bring Spirit House- Halloween to a 6,500 square-foot space at Plaza 12. Located on Roosevelt Avenue, the center is anchored by AAMCO, Autozone, Walgreens and McDonalds.

In Monmouth County, Mr. Amecangelo represented Seaview Dental (Drs. Alan Cohn and Ira Port) on the purchase of a 5,200-square-foot freestanding building at 1111 Rte. 35 North, near Sunset Ave., in Ocean Township. The building was previously occupied by Casale Tile. Seaview Dental, which is relocating from the Seaview Square shopping center across Rte. 35, expects to open its new office this fall. The practice also has offices in Jackson and Pine Beach.

Elsewhere in Monmouth, Ms. Fiore represented landlord Redwood Properties on the sale of the former Friendly’s restaurant site at the intersection of Rte.35 and Hazlet Ave. in Hazlet to Gold Square NJ LLC. Gold Square will be leasing the 4,059-square-foot building to Fire House Subs and another tenant. Additionally, Mr. Amecangelo represented the landlord on the lease of a 0.7- acre site at 981 Rte. 36 in Atlantic Highlands to used car dealer Smart Motor Auto Sales. The site previously housed Auto Exotica.

About R.J. Brunelli & Co.

R.J. Brunelli & Co. serves as exclusive broker for 26 existing retail properties and 11centers under construction with a combined gross leasable area (GLA) exceeding 2.0 million square feet, along with three business locations for sale or lease, and five properties for sale. The properties are located throughout New Jersey. The firm also serves as exclusive or preferred tenant representative for more than 24 retail, restaurant and service chains. These include national assignments for AAMCO and Athena Learning Centers, as well as representation in various New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania counties for such major companies as Burger Fi, Burger King, Corner Bakery, Dollar Tree, Dunkin’ Donuts, Red Robin, Sally Beauty Supply, Toys “R” Us/Babies “R” Us, and Work Out World.