National Realty & Development Corp., has signed its first anchor tenants at their newest development, The Shoppes at Middletown, in Middletown, NJ.
Wegmans Food Markets (130,000 s/f) and CMX, The VIP Cinema Experience (26,530 s/f) will join the 340,000 s/f town center. The Shoppes at Middletown will offer a blend of national, regional and local specialty retailers and restaurants with open café space. The project will be located on Route 35 at the intersection of Kings Highway East in eastern Monmouth County.
The new Wegmans stores feature a European open air café concept that include displays of fresh produce, meats, fresh-caught seafood, deli products, international foods, plus all the grocery and household items usually found in a supermarket.
Currently, Wegmans operates only seven other locations in New Jersey.
CMX, The VIP Cinema Experience will feature six screens with oversized reclining seats, in-seat as well as Grab & Go gourmet dining options and an exceptional assortment of wines and handcrafted cocktails. The theater’s outdoor seating area will complement the center’s overall outdoor dining concept.
“This is not your ordinary shopping center. The Shoppes at Middletown will greatly enhance the retail environment along this part of the Route 35 in keeping with the charm of the community,” said John G. Orrico, President at NRDC.
“We are completely reimagining the shopping, dining and entertainment experience by providing a lively walk-able space with wide sidewalks for outdoor dining and comfortable seating areas. The center’s design will incorporate green technology such as vehicle charging stations, energy efficient lighting and drought tolerant plants throughout its landscape. We are excited to welcome our first tenants to this truly unique town destination.”