|Location||461 NJ-10 Ledgewood NJ 07852|
(Advance Realty/DeBartolo Development/Invesco)
|No. of stores and services||5+|
|Total retail floor area||518,246 sq ft (48,100 m2)|
|No. of floors||1|
|Public transit access||NJ Transit bus: 875|
The Shops at Ledgewood Commons is an enclosed shopping mall in Ledgewood, New Jersey. Its anchors are Ashley Furniture HomeStores, Marshalls and Walmart. It is a small regional mall, with a gross leasable area of 518,246 square feet (48,100 m2).
The original anchors of the Ledgewood Mall were the W. T. Grant store 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 at the Ledgewood Mall in the fall of 1994, as part of a major nationwide expansion of the chain. 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, and previously held a weekly bingo game for senior citizens; a practice that was ended as the store began the process of closing down. By 1999, Walmart replaced both the former Jamesway and Arthur's stores, 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 to 2013, and again in 2016, Circuit City became Spirit Halloween every September until October.
Other buildings on the mall property include Marshalls and The Sports Authority (now Spirit Halloween), 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. 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".
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, a Spirit Halloween (Open in the Former Sports Authority until November 2017) and Marshalls.
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  The owners announced that Barnes & Noble would get a new building where Sports Authority once was.
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